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Is Southern Copper Corp.(NYSE: SCCO), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Southern Copper Corp. (NYSE: SCCO) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 01/05/1996. Southern Copper Corp. is in the Copper industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Southern Copper Corp., is 1432.91, and so far today it has a volume of 1181600. Performance year to date since the 01/05/1996 is 0.11%.

To help you determine whether Southern Copper Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 32.19 and forward P/E is 23.05. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Southern Copper Corp. has a value for PEG of 4.07. P/S ratio is 3.95 and the P/B ratio is 3.76. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 21.29 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Southern Copper Corp. is trading at, 26.07 (1.16% today), Southern Copper Corp. has a dividend yield of 0.77%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 33.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.81, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 16.60% after growing -42.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -31.80%, and -2.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 759.3, and the number of shares float is 83.33. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 7.70%. The float short is 12.57%, with the short ratio at a value of 7.31. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.00%, and also a return on investment of 8.50%.

The ability for Southern Copper Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.5, and quick ratio is 1.8. Long term debt/equity is 1.11 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Southern Copper Corp. has a gross margin of 40.70%, with its operating margin at 26.40%, and Southern Copper Corp. has a profit margin of 12.70%.

The 52 week high is -16.59%, with 21.33% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.15% and the 200 day simple moving average is -1.72%.

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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