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Is Mettler-Toledo International Inc.(NYSE: MTD), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE: MTD) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/14/1997. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is in the Medical Instruments & Supplies industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Mettler-Toledo International Inc., is 175.66, and so far today it has a volume of 24480. Performance year to date since the 11/14/1997 is 13.54%.

To help you determine whether Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 30.26 and forward P/E is 24.04. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.53. P/S ratio is 4.29 and the P/B ratio is 19.09. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 93.16 and 31.64 respectively.

At the current price Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is trading at, 388.49 (0.90% today), Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 12.73, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.93% after growing 9.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 9.30%, and 0.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 26.76, and the number of shares float is 26.15. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 96.70%. The float short is 5.76%, with the short ratio at a value of 8.58. Management has seen a return on assets of 17.30%, and also a return on investment of 30.20%.

The ability for Mettler-Toledo International Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 1.26 and total debt/equity is 1.29. In terms of margins, Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has a gross margin of 56.40%, with its operating margin at 19.50%, and Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has a profit margin of 14.80%.

The 52 week high is 0.19%, with 41.12% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.48% and the 200 day simple moving average is 14.65%.

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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