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Is Advance Auto Parts Inc.(NYSE: AAP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE: AAP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/29/2001. Advance Auto Parts Inc. is in the Auto Parts Stores industry and Services sector. Average volume for Advance Auto Parts Inc., is 1085.76, and so far today it has a volume of 679200. Performance year to date since the 11/29/2001 is 8.84%.

To help you determine whether Advance Auto Parts Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 25.04 and forward P/E is 18.7. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Advance Auto Parts Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.24. P/S ratio is 1.24 and the P/B ratio is 4.57. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 115.86 and 31.77 respectively.

At the current price Advance Auto Parts Inc. is trading at, 163.69 (-0.70% today), Advance Auto Parts Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.15%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 3.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.54, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.53% after growing -4.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 6.90%, and -1.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 73.4, and the number of shares float is 73.15. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 99.20%. The float short is 6.31%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.25. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.90%, and also a return on investment of 14.90%.

The ability for Advance Auto Parts Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 0.2. Long term debt/equity is 0.47 and total debt/equity is 0.47. In terms of margins, Advance Auto Parts Inc. has a gross margin of 45.20%, with its operating margin at 8.60%, and Advance Auto Parts Inc. has a profit margin of 5.00%.

The 52 week high is -18.56%, with 24.49% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.66% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.25%.

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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