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Is Boston Properties Inc.(NYSE: BXP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Boston Properties Inc. (NYSE: BXP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/18/1997. Boston Properties Inc. is in the REIT – Office industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Boston Properties Inc., is 732.63, and so far today it has a volume of 9645. Performance year to date since the 6/18/1997 is 12.78%.

To help you determine whether Boston Properties Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 36.5 and forward P/E is 45.95. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Boston Properties Inc. has a value for PEG of 4.56. P/S ratio is 8.57 and the P/B ratio is 3.95. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 18.48 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Boston Properties Inc. is trading at, 142.53 (0.13% today), Boston Properties Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.83%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 66.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.9, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -1.02% after growing 31.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -70.70%, and -66.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 153.19, and the number of shares float is 152.74. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.63%, and institutional ownership is at 99.20%. The float short is 1.49%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.1. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.20%, and also a return on investment of 5.60%.

The ability for Boston Properties Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 1.8 and total debt/equity is 1.8. In terms of margins, Boston Properties Inc. has a gross margin of 64.40%, with its operating margin at 34.80%, and Boston Properties Inc. has a profit margin of 23.60%.

The 52 week high is -1.03%, with 54.86% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.92% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.75%.

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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