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Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 97578.27. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Allergan plc is 244.89 (with a change from open of -0.30%), this in conjunction with a target price of 299.06. Volume today has so far reached 989322, with an average volume of about 3030.63. The GAP for this stock, is 0.18%.

The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of 14.35. The current EPS for Allergan plc, is -6.14, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 23.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -21.54%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Allergan plc, EPS is looking like it will grow 21.93% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 13.49%. Quarter over quarter is 9.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 1.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -50.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 33.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 87.60%. Shares outstanding is 397.97, while shares float is at a value of 395.29. Float short for Allergan plc is 1.68% and the short ratio is 2.19.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.52, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.56. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.9. The most recent gross margin is 78.70% and their operating margin is -16.50%. The profit margin is 27.00%.

Allergan plc has seen returns on assets of 3.00%, and on investment, -1.30%. Return on equity is 5.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 6.35, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.35 and Price/cash is 192.61, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 22.12.

The simple moving averages are -0.51% and -5.78% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -24.11% and the 52 week low is 25.26%.

Allergan plc has a dividend yield of , with a current price of 244.89. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Drugs – Generic, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Allergan plc is based in USA.

Performance in the Drugs – Generic industry means that Allergan plc has seen performance for the past week of 3.72%, with performance for the month coming to -3.20%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 4.31%, and for the half year the performance is -18.56%. Volatility for this week is 2.13% and for the month this is 2.14%.

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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