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Is Bank of Montreal(NYSE: BMO), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/27/1994. Bank of Montreal is in the Money Center Banks industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Bank of Montreal, is 587.02, and so far today it has a volume of 582800. Performance year to date since the 10/27/1994 is 21.71%.

To help you determine whether Bank of Montreal is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 12.78 and forward P/E is 11.36. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Bank of Montreal has a value for PEG of 3.04. P/S ratio is 3.93 and the P/B ratio is 1.48. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 0.23 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Bank of Montreal is trading at, 66.52 (0.33% today), Bank of Montreal has a dividend yield of 4.01%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 49.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.2, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 4.26% after growing 2.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 3.50%, and 9.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 648.67, and the number of shares float is 644.52. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 54.10%. The float short is 1.26%, with the short ratio at a value of 13.86. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.60%, and also a return on investment of 18.30%.

The ability for Bank of Montreal, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.12 and total debt/equity is 0.12. In terms of margins, Bank of Montreal has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 63.30%, and Bank of Montreal has a profit margin of 30.60%.

The 52 week high is -1.70%, with 44.44% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.59% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.59%.

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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