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Is Luxottica Group SpA(NYSE: LUX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Luxottica Group SpA (NYSE: LUX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/24/1990. Luxottica Group SpA is in the Apparel Stores industry and Services sector. Average volume for Luxottica Group SpA, is 55.41, and so far today it has a volume of 700. Performance year to date since the 1/24/1990 is -22.63%.

To help you determine whether Luxottica Group SpA is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 26.68 and forward P/E is 22.94. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Luxottica Group SpA has a value for PEG of 4.41. P/S ratio is 2.42 and the P/B ratio is 3.95. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Luxottica Group SpA is trading at, 50.05 (1.58% today), Luxottica Group SpA has a dividend yield of 2.01%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.85, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.65% after growing 24.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 13.40%, and 2.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 479.31, and the number of shares float is 139.1. The senior management bring insider ownership to 76.00%, and institutional ownership is at 1.30%. The float short is 0.10%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.39. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 12.40%.

The ability for Luxottica Group SpA, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is *TBA and total debt/equity is *TBA. In terms of margins, Luxottica Group SpA has a gross margin of 67.90%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Luxottica Group SpA has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -31.11%, with 7.24% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.16% and the 200 day simple moving average is -14.66%.

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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