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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Eastman Chemical Co., EMN

Eastman Chemical Co., EMN is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Chemicals – Major Diversified in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, Eastman Chemical Co., EMNĀ  has a market cap of 10361.23. Since its IPO date on the 12/14/1993, Eastman Chemical Co., EMN performance year to date is -2.58%. Today Eastman Chemical Co., EMN has gained 0.09%, with a current price of 64.98.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 88.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 27.50%. Return of assets are at 5.90%, with return on investment at 10.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Eastman Chemical Co., EMN is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.56. While Total debt/equity is 1.68. With a profit margin of 9.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 27.10%, and operating margin of 15.60%. Eastman Chemical Co. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year Eastman Chemical Co., EMN has seen a EPS growth of 14.20%. A performance for the year of -14.48%. The 52-week high is -17.00%, and the 52-week low is 17.49%. The average volume for Eastman Chemical Co., EMN is 421138.

With a target price of 80.38, can Eastman Chemical Co., EMN reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Eastman Chemical Co., EMN. Eastman Chemical Co. has a P/E of 10.46 and a forward P/E of 8.42. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.61. Eastman Chemical Co. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.1 and 2.28 respectively. For P/cash, Eastman Chemical Co. has a value of 51.29, while it is 15.13 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 64.98, Eastman Chemical Co. has a dividend yield of 2.83%. We see a return on equity of 23.50%.

Looking more long-term Eastman Chemical Co., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.48%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.84% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 14.20% for this year and for the last five years a 0.10% growth has been seen.

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