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Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE: ITUB) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE: ITUB), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 61095.9. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. is 10.77 (with a change from open of -0.55%), this in conjunction with a target price of 9.92. Volume today has so far reached 2975551, with an average volume of about 13693.18. The GAP for this stock, is 1.98%.

The P/E ratio is 8.29, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 9.41. The current EPS for Itau Unibanco Holding S.A., is 1.28, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -5.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 70.36%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Itau Unibanco Holding S.A., EPS is looking like it will grow 5.42% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 6.68%. Quarter over quarter is 14.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 15.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 9.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 13.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 52.10% and institutional ownership is 24.70%. Shares outstanding is 5752.91, while shares float is at a value of 2828.5. Float short for Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. is 1.07% and the short ratio is 2.22.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.25, while the total debt/equity comes to 5.33. 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 32.60%. The profit margin is 16.50%.

Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. has seen returns on assets of 2.10%, and on investment, 8.00%. Return on equity is 22.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.24. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.29, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.77 and Price/cash is 0.32, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 4.31.

The simple moving averages are 0.48% and 28.46% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -6.99% and the 52 week low is 105.11%.

Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. has a dividend yield of 0.47%, with a current price of 10.77. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 28.70%. This is in an industry, Foreign Regional Banks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. is based in Brazil.

Performance in the Foreign Regional Banks industry means that Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. has seen performance for the past week of -0.65%, with performance for the month coming to -6.88%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 27.86%, and for the half year the performance is 50.18%. Volatility for this week is 3.44% and for the month this is 2.93%.

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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