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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: SunTrust Banks, Inc., STI

SunTrust Banks, Inc., STI is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Money Center Banks in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, SunTrust Banks, Inc., STIĀ  has a market cap of 21901.82. Since its IPO date on the 12/30/1987, SunTrust Banks, Inc., STI performance year to date is 4.12%. Today SunTrust Banks, Inc., STI has gained -0.18%, with a current price of 43.78.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 84.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 25.70%. Return of assets are at 1.00%, with return on investment at 12.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, SunTrust Banks, Inc., STI is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.53. While Total debt/equity is 0.53. With a profit margin of 34.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 84.90%. SunTrust Banks, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year SunTrust Banks, Inc., STI has seen a EPS growth of 10.80%. A performance for the year of 17.04%. The 52-week high is -1.22%, and the 52-week low is 43.56%. The average volume for SunTrust Banks, Inc., STI is 2071900.

With a target price of 44.94, can SunTrust Banks, Inc., STI reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of SunTrust Banks, Inc., STI. SunTrust Banks, Inc. has a P/E of 11.86 and a forward P/E of 12.09. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.35. SunTrust Banks, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.96 and 0.94 respectively. For P/cash, SunTrust Banks, Inc. has a value of 1.81, while it is 12.48 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 43.78, SunTrust Banks, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.38%. We see a return on equity of 8.30%.

Looking more long-term SunTrust Banks, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 2.73%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 3.02% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 10.80% for this year and for the last five years a 86.20% growth has been seen.

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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