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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 165.6, and so far today it has a volume of 498. Performance year to date since the 11/14/1997 is 17.91%.

To help you determine whether Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 30.92 and forward P/E is 24.69. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.51. P/S ratio is 4.4 and the P/B ratio is 21.65. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 93.23 and 31.53 respectively.

At the current price Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is trading at, 400.84 (0.25% 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 12.93, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.91% after growing 9.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 7.60%, and 4.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 26.72, and the number of shares float is 25.88. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 97.00%. The float short is 5.44%, with the short ratio at a value of 8.5. Management has seen a return on assets of 17.50%, 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 1.5, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 1.41 and total debt/equity is 1.45. In terms of margins, Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has a gross margin of 56.80%, with its operating margin at 19.30%, and Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has a profit margin of 14.70%.

The 52 week high is -3.82%, with 45.60% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.65% and the 200 day simple moving average is 14.81%.

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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