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Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 65332.49. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Simon Property Group Inc. is 209.46 (with a change from open of -0.21%), this in conjunction with a target price of 237.95. Volume today has so far reached 245320, with an average volume of about 1244.67. The GAP for this stock, is 0.56%.

The P/E ratio is 37.05, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 30.52. The current EPS for Simon Property Group Inc., is 5.63, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 32.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 10.02%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Simon Property Group Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 10.00% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.60%. Quarter over quarter is -4.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -2.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 22.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 5.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 98.60%. Shares outstanding is 313, while shares float is at a value of 312. Float short for Simon Property Group Inc. is 1.67% and the short ratio is 4.18.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 5.01, while the total debt/equity comes to 5.01. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is , and the quick ratio is . The most recent gross margin is 81.90% and their operating margin is 49.40%. The profit margin is 32.70%.

Simon Property Group Inc. has seen returns on assets of 5.60%, and on investment, 10.40%. Return on equity is 38.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 4.88. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 12.21, with Price/book ratio coming to 14.29 and Price/cash is 73.88, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 28.16.

The simple moving averages are -3.49% and 4.70% 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 21.89%.

Simon Property Group Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.16%, with a current price of 209.46. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 112.70%. This is in an industry, REIT – Retail, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Simon Property Group Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the REIT – Retail industry means that Simon Property Group Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.56%, with performance for the month coming to -2.45%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 2.16%, and for the half year the performance is 16.67%. Volatility for this week is 1.65% and for the month this is 1.48%.

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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