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Is Republic Services, Inc.(NYSE: RSG), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/1/1998. Republic Services, Inc. is in the Waste Management industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Republic Services, Inc., is 1300.56, and so far today it has a volume of 1294100. Performance year to date since the 7/1/1998 is 16.85%.

To help you determine whether Republic Services, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 24.35 and forward P/E is 21.5. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Republic Services, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.62. P/S ratio is 1.89 and the P/B ratio is 2.25. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 414.52 and 68.22 respectively.

At the current price Republic Services, Inc. is trading at, 50.78 (-0.84% today), Republic Services, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.52%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 57.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.09, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.20% after growing 39.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -3.10%, and 1.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 342.85, and the number of shares float is 342.46. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 96.20%. The float short is 1.59%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.18. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.50%, and also a return on investment of 7.30%.

The ability for Republic Services, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.7, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.98 and total debt/equity is 0.98. In terms of margins, Republic Services, Inc. has a gross margin of 39.20%, with its operating margin at 16.50%, and Republic Services, Inc. has a profit margin of 7.80%.

The 52 week high is -4.04%, with 29.21% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.76% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.90%.

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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