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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Ametek Inc., AME

Ametek Inc., AME is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Diversified Machinery in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, Ametek Inc., AMEĀ  has a market cap of 10942.28. Since its IPO date on the 7/19/1984, Ametek Inc., AME performance year to date is -12.23%. Today Ametek Inc., AME has gained 0.81%, with a current price of 47.24.

Ownership of the company is 1.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 90.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 14.70%. Return of assets are at 8.70%, with return on investment at 13.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Ametek Inc., AME is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.47. While Total debt/equity is 0.67. With a profit margin of 14.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 36.00%, and operating margin of 22.80%. Ametek Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Ametek Inc., AME has seen a EPS growth of 3.40%. A performance for the year of -12.53%. The 52-week high is -17.51%, and the 52-week low is 10.74%. The average volume for Ametek Inc., AME is 244986.

With a target price of 55.07, can Ametek Inc., AME reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Ametek Inc., AME. Ametek Inc. has a P/E of 19.3 and a forward P/E of 17.46. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.82. Ametek Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.78 and 3.34 respectively. For P/cash, Ametek Inc. has a value of 28.28, while it is 19.86 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 47.24, Ametek Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.77%. We see a return on equity of 17.50%.

Looking more long-term Ametek Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.42% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 3.40% for this year and for the last five years a 15.80% growth has been seen.

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