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Cincinnati Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: CINF) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Cincinnati Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: CINF), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 12463.47. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Cincinnati Financial Corp. is 75.25 (with a change from open of 0.79%), this in conjunction with a target price of 74.75. Volume today has so far reached 128780, with an average volume of about 609.03. The GAP for this stock, is -0.09%.

The P/E ratio is 19.39, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 24.26. The current EPS for Cincinnati Financial Corp., is 3.86, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 21.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 28.11%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Cincinnati Financial Corp., EPS is looking like it will grow -3.33% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -3.32%. Quarter over quarter is -30.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 4.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 10.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 6.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 2.20% and institutional ownership is 63.90%. Shares outstanding is 166.78, while shares float is at a value of 149.84. Float short for Cincinnati Financial Corp. is 2.12% and the short ratio is 5.21.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.12, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.12. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is , and the quick ratio is . The most recent gross margin is and their operating margin is 17.90%. The profit margin is 12.10%.

Cincinnati Financial Corp. has seen returns on assets of 3.30%, and on investment, 9.40%. Return on equity is 9.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.36, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.76 and Price/cash is 22.79, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 17.8.

The simple moving averages are -0.86% and 13.07% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.64% and the 52 week low is 47.37%.

Cincinnati Financial Corp. has a dividend yield of 2.57%, with a current price of 75.25. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 48.20%. This is in an industry, Property & Casualty Insurance, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Cincinnati Financial Corp. is based in USA.

Performance in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry means that Cincinnati Financial Corp. has seen performance for the past week of -1.02%, with performance for the month coming to -0.93%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 8.75%, and for the half year the performance is 43.30%. Volatility for this week is 1.61% and for the month this is 1.26%.

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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