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Is The Allstate Corporation(NYSE: ALL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/3/1993. The Allstate Corporation is in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry and Financial sector. Average volume for The Allstate Corporation, is 1679.71, and so far today it has a volume of 1340000. Performance year to date since the 6/3/1993 is 13.16%.

To help you determine whether The Allstate Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 17.61 and forward P/E is 11.15. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Allstate Corporation has a value for PEG of 1.53. P/S ratio is 0.71 and the P/B ratio is 1.38. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 57.98 and 8.91 respectively.

At the current price The Allstate Corporation is trading at, 69.22 (-0.32% today), The Allstate Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.91%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 31.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.93, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 41.30% after growing -19.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -19.00%, and 2.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 373.6, and the number of shares float is 370.32. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 77.70%. The float short is 1.21%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.68. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.50%, and also a return on investment of 9.30%.

The ability for The Allstate Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.27 and total debt/equity is 0.27. In terms of margins, The Allstate Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 6.60%, and The Allstate Corporation has a profit margin of 4.20%.

The 52 week high is -1.17%, with 25.40% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.70% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.51%.

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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