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Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE: BAP) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE: BAP), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 14582.41. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Credicorp Ltd. is 153.18 (with a change from open of -0.31%), this in conjunction with a target price of 169.89. Volume today has so far reached 92088, with an average volume of about 280.32. The GAP for this stock, is 1.65%.

The P/E ratio is 12.67, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 10.71. The current EPS for Credicorp Ltd., is 11.93, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 29.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 57.87%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Credicorp Ltd., EPS is looking like it will grow 14.79% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 14.00%. Quarter over quarter is 17.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 6.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 40.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 46.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 36.10% and institutional ownership is 58.20%. Shares outstanding is 96.47, while shares float is at a value of 79.6. Float short for Credicorp Ltd. is 0.68% and the short ratio is 1.93.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.99, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.99. 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 55.50%. The profit margin is 30.70%.

Credicorp Ltd. has seen returns on assets of 2.10%, and on investment, 12.90%. Return on equity is 19.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.91. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.71, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.3 and Price/cash is 1.35, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -3.51% and 16.16% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.87% and the 52 week low is 83.77%.

Credicorp Ltd. has a dividend yield of 1.53%, with a current price of 153.18. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 19.70%. This is in an industry, Money Center Banks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Credicorp Ltd. is based in Peru.

Performance in the Money Center Banks industry means that Credicorp Ltd. has seen performance for the past week of -2.18%, with performance for the month coming to -3.58%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.07%, and for the half year the performance is 41.23%. Volatility for this week is 1.93% and for the month this is 1.94%.

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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