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Is Dover Corporation(NYSE: DOV), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 07/01/1985. Dover Corporation is in the Diversified Machinery industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Dover Corporation, is 1374.96, and so far today it has a volume of 1121900. Performance year to date since the 07/01/1985 is 17.48%.

To help you determine whether Dover Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.34 and forward P/E is 18.19. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Dover Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.13. P/S ratio is 1.61 and the P/B ratio is 2.98. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 45.22 and 26.78 respectively.

At the current price Dover Corporation is trading at, 71.07 (1.04% today), Dover Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.36%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 34.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.67, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.30% after growing -18.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -11.30%, and -5.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 155.06, and the number of shares float is 153.55. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 90.60%. The float short is 3.06%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.42. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.80%, and also a return on investment of 11.20%.

The ability for Dover Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 0.71 and total debt/equity is 0.82. In terms of margins, Dover Corporation has a gross margin of 37.20%, with its operating margin at 12.90%, and Dover Corporation has a profit margin of 11.10%.

The 52 week high is -1.78%, with 41.48% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.67% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.65%.

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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