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Is AmerisourceBergen Corporation(NYSE: ABC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE: ABC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/4/1995. AmerisourceBergen Corporation is in the Drugs Wholesale industry and Services sector. Average volume for AmerisourceBergen Corporation, is 2098.33, and so far today it has a volume of 2193600. Performance year to date since the 4/4/1995 is -14.81%.

To help you determine whether AmerisourceBergen Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 11.77 and forward P/E is 14.91. PEG perhaps more useful shows that AmerisourceBergen Corporation has a value for PEG of 1.11. P/S ratio is 0.14 and the P/B ratio is 10.02. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 11.09 and 8.92 respectively.

At the current price AmerisourceBergen Corporation is trading at, 87.27 (-0.55% today), AmerisourceBergen Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.56%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 16.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 7.41, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.38% after growing -151.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 74.50%, and 7.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 237.1, and the number of shares float is 203.65. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 69.00%. The float short is 4.28%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.15. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.40%, and also a return on investment of -0.50%.

The ability for AmerisourceBergen Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 2.02 and total debt/equity is 2.35. In terms of margins, AmerisourceBergen Corporation has a gross margin of 2.90%, with its operating margin at 1.20%, and AmerisourceBergen Corporation has a profit margin of 1.10%.

The 52 week high is -18.05%, with 19.67% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.88% and the 200 day simple moving average is 0.70%.

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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