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PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE: PPG) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE: PPG), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 26958.49. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for PPG Industries, Inc. is 101.11 (with a change from open of 0.18%), this in conjunction with a target price of 123.11. Volume today has so far reached 375517, with an average volume of about 1514.49. The GAP for this stock, is 0.72%.

The P/E ratio is 18.54, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 14.71. The current EPS for PPG Industries, Inc., is 5.41, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 30.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 2.57%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for PPG Industries, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 10.14% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 8.87%. Quarter over quarter is 12.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -0.90%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 17.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.38% and institutional ownership is 74.40%. Shares outstanding is 269.02, while shares float is at a value of 265.21. Float short for PPG Industries, Inc. is 1.31% and the short ratio is 2.3.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.83, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.96. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.2. The most recent gross margin is 44.80% and their operating margin is 14.30%. The profit margin is 9.60%.

PPG Industries, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 8.50%, and on investment, 15.80%. Return on equity is 28.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.09. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.76, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.01 and Price/cash is 16.15, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 36.09.

The simple moving averages are -4.04% and -2.13% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -12.93% and the 52 week low is 23.75%.

PPG Industries, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.60%, with a current price of 101.11. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 27.20%. This is in an industry, Specialty Chemicals, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. PPG Industries, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Specialty Chemicals industry means that PPG Industries, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.64%, with performance for the month coming to -3.26%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -7.01%, and for the half year the performance is 7.68%. Volatility for this week is 1.52% and for the month this is 1.43%.

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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