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Is Ametek Inc.(NYSE: AME), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Ametek Inc. (NYSE: AME) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/19/1984. Ametek Inc. is in the Diversified Machinery industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Ametek Inc., is 1544.43, and so far today it has a volume of 975500. Performance year to date since the 7/19/1984 is -9.21%.

To help you determine whether Ametek Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.38 and forward P/E is 19.32. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ametek Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.05. P/S ratio is 2.86 and the P/B ratio is 3.37. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 24.51 and 19.45 respectively.

At the current price Ametek Inc. is trading at, 48.47 (-0.55% today), Ametek Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.74%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 15.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.38, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.99% after growing 3.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -7.80%, and -2.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 230.67, and the number of shares float is 228.43. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.30%, and institutional ownership is at 90.40%. The float short is 1.61%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.38. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.30%, and also a return on investment of 13.30%.

The ability for Ametek Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.46 and total debt/equity is 0.64. In terms of margins, Ametek Inc. has a gross margin of 35.90%, with its operating margin at 22.40%, and Ametek Inc. has a profit margin of 14.50%.

The 52 week high is -14.51%, with 13.62% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.00% and the 200 day simple moving average is -0.40%.

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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