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Is Boston Properties Inc.(NYSE: BXP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Boston Properties Inc. (NYSE: BXP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/18/1997. Boston Properties Inc. is in the REIT – Office industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Boston Properties Inc., is 684.42, and so far today it has a volume of 839700. Performance year to date since the 6/18/1997 is 11.75%.

To help you determine whether Boston Properties Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 36.17 and forward P/E is 43.56. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Boston Properties Inc. has a value for PEG of 4.52. P/S ratio is 8.6 and the P/B ratio is 3.92. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 18.55 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Boston Properties Inc. is trading at, 141.06 (0.66% today), Boston Properties Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.84%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 66.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.9, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 3.45% after growing 31.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -70.70%, and -66.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 155.15, and the number of shares float is 152.74. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.63%, and institutional ownership is at 99.00%. The float short is 1.87%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.18. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.20%, and also a return on investment of 5.60%.

The ability for Boston Properties Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 1.8 and total debt/equity is 1.8. In terms of margins, Boston Properties Inc. has a gross margin of 64.40%, with its operating margin at 34.80%, and Boston Properties Inc. has a profit margin of 23.60%.

The 52 week high is -2.06%, with 33.29% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.43% and the 200 day simple moving average is 11.67%.

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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