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Is Republic Services, Inc.(NYSE: RSG), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 07/01/1998. Republic Services, Inc. is in the Waste Management industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Republic Services, Inc., is 1399.79, and so far today it has a volume of 1328200. Performance year to date since the 07/01/1998 is 21.07%.

To help you determine whether Republic Services, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 25.04 and forward P/E is 22.36. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Republic Services, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.79. P/S ratio is 1.98 and the P/B ratio is 2.34. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 544.06 and 69.01 respectively.

At the current price Republic Services, Inc. is trading at, 52.61 (0.10% today), Republic Services, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.28%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 56.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.1, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.09% after growing 39.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -7.00%, and 3.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 345.4, and the number of shares float is 343.51. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 95.50%. The float short is 1.79%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.39. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.60%, and also a return on investment of 7.30%.

The ability for Republic Services, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.7, and quick ratio is 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 0.97 and total debt/equity is 0.97. In terms of margins, Republic Services, Inc. has a gross margin of 39.10%, with its operating margin at 16.70%, and Republic Services, Inc. has a profit margin of 8.00%.

The 52 week high is -0.09%, with 36.79% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 7.81% and the 200 day simple moving average is 16.53%.

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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