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Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 25108.52. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Zoetis Inc. is 50.67 (with a change from open of 0.04%), this in conjunction with a target price of 54.5. Volume today has so far reached 900300, with an average volume of about 3347.81. The GAP for this stock, is 0.28%.

The P/E ratio is 39.46, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 21.81. The current EPS for Zoetis Inc., is 1.28, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -31.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 6.08%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Zoetis Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 21.96% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 12.58%. Quarter over quarter is 707.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 2.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 29.30%. 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 0.01% and institutional ownership is 95.50%. Shares outstanding is 497.1, while shares float is at a value of 494.52. Float short for Zoetis Inc. is 1.67% and the short ratio is 2.47.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 3.29, while the total debt/equity comes to 3.29. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 3.2, and the quick ratio is 1.7. The most recent gross margin is 64.90% and their operating margin is 20.70%. The profit margin is 13.20%.

Zoetis Inc. has seen returns on assets of 8.60%, and on investment, 5.70%. Return on equity is 53.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.14. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 5.17, with Price/book ratio coming to 18.5 and Price/cash is 38.16, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 51.24.

The simple moving averages are -0.07% and 8.98% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.74% and the 52 week low is 32.99%.

Zoetis Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.75%, with a current price of 50.67. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 35.10%. This is in an industry, Drugs – Generic, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Zoetis Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Drugs – Generic industry means that Zoetis Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 0.24%, with performance for the month coming to -3.42%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 8.99%, and for the half year the performance is 10.69%. Volatility for this week is 1.51% and for the month this is 1.33%.

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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