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KB Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: KB) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

KB Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: KB), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 13164.7. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for KB Financial Group, Inc. is 34 (with a change from open of -0.44%), this in conjunction with a target price of 25.47. Volume today has so far reached 351370, with an average volume of about 111.58. The GAP for this stock, is 1.37%.

The P/E ratio is 7.77, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 9.23. The current EPS for KB Financial Group, Inc., is 4.34, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 21.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 20.88%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for KB Financial Group, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 3.69% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -0.40%. Quarter over quarter is 78.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -4.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 59.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -4.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 12.60% and institutional ownership is 7.60%. Shares outstanding is 390.76, while shares float is at a value of 358.98. Float short for KB Financial Group, Inc. is 0.08% and the short ratio is 2.53.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.57, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.57. 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 52.70%. The profit margin is 18.80%.

KB Financial Group, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 0.60%, and on investment, 6.40%. Return on equity is 6.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.48, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.49 and Price/cash is 0.47, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 3.32.

The simple moving averages are 3.70% and 17.81% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.08% and the 52 week low is 48.86%.

KB Financial Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.52%, with a current price of 34. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 20.00%. This is in an industry, Foreign Regional Banks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. KB Financial Group, Inc. is based in South Korea.

Performance in the Foreign Regional Banks industry means that KB Financial Group, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -4.34%, with performance for the month coming to -0.65%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 18.75%, and for the half year the performance is 11.22%. Volatility for this week is 1.54% and for the month this is 1.28%.

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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