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Is TransCanada Corporation(NYSE: TRP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. TransCanada Corporation (NYSE: TRP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/30/1987. TransCanada Corporation is in the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for TransCanada Corporation, is 1073.58, and so far today it has a volume of 540814. Performance year to date since the 12/30/1987 is 45.78%.

To help you determine whether TransCanada Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 21.83. PEG perhaps more useful shows that TransCanada Corporation has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 4.36 and the P/B ratio is 3.07. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 38.61 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price TransCanada Corporation is trading at, 46.19 (-0.68% today), TransCanada Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.74%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -1.5, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.12% after growing -171.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -34.20%, and -11.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 797.17, and the number of shares float is 797.17. The senior management bring insider ownership to *TBA, and institutional ownership is at 60.20%. The float short is 2.61%, with the short ratio at a value of 19.41. Management has seen a return on assets of -2.10%, and also a return on investment of -0.50%.

The ability for TransCanada Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.6, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 2.28 and total debt/equity is 2.56. In terms of margins, TransCanada Corporation has a gross margin of 51.90%, with its operating margin at -5.20%, and TransCanada Corporation has a profit margin of -12.50%.

The 52 week high is -2.73%, with 66.15% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 7.32% and the 200 day simple moving average is 26.78%.

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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