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Is Eli Lilly and Company(NYSE: LLY), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 06/01/1972. Eli Lilly and Company is in the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Eli Lilly and Company, is 4128.32, and so far today it has a volume of 3448700. Performance year to date since the 06/01/1972 is -4.79%.

To help you determine whether Eli Lilly and Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 36.32 and forward P/E is 19.84. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Eli Lilly and Company has a value for PEG of 2.92. P/S ratio is 4.31 and the P/B ratio is 5.59. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 29.06 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Eli Lilly and Company is trading at, 79.14 (-0.65% today), Eli Lilly and Company has a dividend yield of 2.58%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 96.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.18, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.89% after growing 1.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -16.60%, and 4.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1099.78, and the number of shares float is 1099.78. The senior management bring insider ownership to 11.60%, and institutional ownership is at 76.20%. The float short is 0.84%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.25. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.50%, and also a return on investment of 9.50%.

The ability for Eli Lilly and Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 0.5 and total debt/equity is 0.54. In terms of margins, Eli Lilly and Company has a gross margin of 74.40%, with its operating margin at 13.40%, and Eli Lilly and Company has a profit margin of 11.50%.

The 52 week high is -13.05%, with 17.37% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.80% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.20%.

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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