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Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 33193.68. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Emerson Electric Co. is 51.59 (with a change from open of 0.49%), this in conjunction with a target price of 51.28. Volume today has so far reached 767115, with an average volume of about 3694.07. The GAP for this stock, is 0.49%.

The P/E ratio is 18.41, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 16.78. The current EPS for Emerson Electric Co., is 2.78, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 31.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 9.84%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Emerson Electric Co., EPS is looking like it will grow 4.00% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.66%. Quarter over quarter is -15.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -6.90%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 9.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 1.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.62% and institutional ownership is 71.90%. Shares outstanding is 649.71, while shares float is at a value of 639.23. Float short for Emerson Electric Co. is 3.23% and the short ratio is 5.59.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.51, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.92. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1. The most recent gross margin is 40.20% and their operating margin is 13.80%. The profit margin is 9.00%.

Emerson Electric Co. has seen returns on assets of 8.40%, and on investment, 12.40%. Return on equity is 23.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.25. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.61, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.3 and Price/cash is 9.44, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 26.12.

The simple moving averages are -4.07% and 2.24% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.24% and the 52 week low is 28.61%.

Emerson Electric Co. has a dividend yield of 3.72%, with a current price of 51.59. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 68.00%. This is in an industry, Industrial Electrical Equipment, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Industrial Goods. Emerson Electric Co. is based in USA.

Performance in the Industrial Electrical Equipment industry means that Emerson Electric Co. has seen performance for the past week of 0.45%, with performance for the month coming to -6.94%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -1.72%, and for the half year the performance is 13.25%. Volatility for this week is 1.80% and for the month this is 1.51%.

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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