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Is Unilever N.V.(NYSE: UN), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Unilever N.V. (NYSE: UN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 5/17/1985. Unilever N.V. is in the Personal Products industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Unilever N.V., is 2082.56, and so far today it has a volume of 2870200. Performance year to date since the 5/17/1985 is 10.32%.

To help you determine whether Unilever N.V. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 24.14 and forward P/E is 19.25. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Unilever N.V. has a value for PEG of 2.62. P/S ratio is 2.29 and the P/B ratio is 8.18. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 31.69 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Unilever N.V. is trading at, 46.69 (-1.39% today), Unilever N.V. has a dividend yield of 2.98%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.93, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.60% after growing -4.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 1.00%, and -2.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 2885.18, and the number of shares float is 2544.54. The senior management bring insider ownership to 3.10%, and institutional ownership is at 8.20%. The float short is 0.11%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.34. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 18.50%.

The ability for Unilever N.V., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.7, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.73 and total debt/equity is 1.13. In terms of margins, Unilever N.V. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Unilever N.V. has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -2.73%, with 27.00% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.45% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.43%.

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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