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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Intuit Inc., INTU

Intuit Inc., INTU is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Application Software in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, Intuit Inc., INTU  has a market cap of 29469.34. Since its IPO date on the 3/22/1993, Intuit Inc., INTU performance year to date is 20.39%. Today Intuit Inc., INTU has gained 1.08%, with a current price of 115.48.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 90.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 28.60%. Return of assets are at 22.80%, with return on investment at 15.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Intuit Inc., INTU is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.4. While Total debt/equity is 0.8. With a profit margin of 23.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 84.20%, and operating margin of 30.10%. Intuit Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.8, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year Intuit Inc., INTU has seen a EPS growth of -50.70%. A performance for the year of 12.53%. The 52-week high is 1.07%, and the 52-week low is 46.37%. The average volume for Intuit Inc., INTU is 1507471.

With a target price of 108.94, can Intuit Inc., INTU reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Intuit Inc., INTU. Intuit Inc. has a P/E of 33.33 and a forward P/E of 26.61. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.67. Intuit Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.61 and 23.76 respectively. For P/cash, Intuit Inc. has a value of 18.27, while it is 44.85 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 115.48, Intuit Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.04%. We see a return on equity of 78.40%.

Looking more long-term Intuit Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 20.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 17.93% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -50.70% for this year and for the last five years a -3.60% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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