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Is Republic Services, Inc.(NYSE: RSG), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/1/1998. Republic Services, Inc. is in the Waste Management industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Republic Services, Inc., is 1260.92, and so far today it has a volume of 264230. Performance year to date since the 7/1/1998 is 17.59%.

To help you determine whether Republic Services, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 24.51 and forward P/E is 21.58. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Republic Services, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.77. P/S ratio is 1.9 and the P/B ratio is 2.27. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 417.94 and 68.78 respectively.

At the current price Republic Services, Inc. is trading at, 50.93 (-0.33% today), Republic Services, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.50%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 58.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.09, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.48% after growing 39.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -3.10%, and 1.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 343.51, and the number of shares float is 342.46. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 96.90%. The float short is 1.40%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.79. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.30%, and also a return on investment of 7.30%.

The ability for Republic Services, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.7, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.98 and total debt/equity is 0.98. In terms of margins, Republic Services, Inc. has a gross margin of 39.20%, with its operating margin at 20.30%, and Republic Services, Inc. has a profit margin of 9.50%.

The 52 week high is -3.76%, with 32.43% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.16% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.34%.

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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