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Is Ultrapar Participacoes S.A.(NYSE: UGP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. (NYSE: UGP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/7/1999. Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. is in the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., is 561.92, and so far today it has a volume of 13634. Performance year to date since the 10/7/1999 is 61.86%.

To help you determine whether Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 27.2 and forward P/E is 25.46. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has a value for PEG of 2.22. P/S ratio is 0.56 and the P/B ratio is 4.95. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 13.26 and 44.22 respectively.

At the current price Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. is trading at, 24.06 (-1.27% today), Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has a dividend yield of 1.76%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 28.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.9, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.59% after growing 21.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -44.20%, and -47.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 569.71, and the number of shares float is 398.47. The senior management bring insider ownership to 26.80%, and institutional ownership is at 3.60%. The float short is 0.10%, with the short ratio at a value of 0.71. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.50%, and also a return on investment of 13.20%.

The ability for Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 3.2, and quick ratio is 2.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.92 and total debt/equity is 1.06. In terms of margins, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has a gross margin of 8.90%, with its operating margin at 4.00%, and Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has a profit margin of 2.00%.

The 52 week high is -1.72%, with 88.47% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 11.09% and the 200 day simple moving average is 30.55%.

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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