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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Republic Services, Inc., RSG

Republic Services, Inc., RSG is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Waste Management in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, Republic Services, Inc., RSG  has a market cap of 17543.53. Since its IPO date on the 7/1/1998, Republic Services, Inc., RSG performance year to date is 16.44%. Today Republic Services, Inc., RSG has gained -0.24%, with a current price of 50.6.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 96.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 58.90%. Return of assets are at 4.30%, with return on investment at 7.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Republic Services, Inc., RSG is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.98. While Total debt/equity is 0.98. With a profit margin of 9.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 39.20%, and operating margin of 20.30%. Republic Services, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.7, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year Republic Services, Inc., RSG has seen a EPS growth of 39.50%. A performance for the year of 26.75%. The 52-week high is -4.38%, and the 52-week low is 30.41%. The average volume for Republic Services, Inc., RSG is 747800.

With a target price of 55.78, can Republic Services, Inc., RSG reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Republic Services, Inc., RSG. Republic Services, Inc. has a P/E of 24.27 and a forward P/E of 21.42. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.61. Republic Services, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.9 and 2.24 respectively. For P/cash, Republic Services, Inc. has a value of 417.7, while it is 68.74 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 50.6, Republic Services, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.53%. We see a return on equity of 11.30%.

Looking more long-term Republic Services, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.30%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.20% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 39.50% for this year and for the last five years a 10.20% growth has been seen.

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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