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Is SunTrust Banks, Inc.(NYSE: STI), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/30/1987. SunTrust Banks, Inc. is in the Money Center Banks industry and Financial sector. Average volume for SunTrust Banks, Inc., is 3516.55, and so far today it has a volume of 3307100. Performance year to date since the 12/30/1987 is 5.07%.

To help you determine whether SunTrust Banks, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 11.97 and forward P/E is 12.2. PEG perhaps more useful shows that SunTrust Banks, Inc. has a value for PEG of 4.39. P/S ratio is 3.96 and the P/B ratio is 0.95. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 1.81 and 12.48 respectively.

At the current price SunTrust Banks, Inc. is trading at, 44.18 (0.07% today), SunTrust Banks, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.35%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 25.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.69, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 3.02% after growing 10.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 5.10%, and 9.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 495.74, and the number of shares float is 488.62. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 84.30%. The float short is 2.03%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.82. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.00%, and also a return on investment of 12.50%.

The ability for SunTrust Banks, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.53 and total debt/equity is 0.53. In terms of margins, SunTrust Banks, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 84.90%, and SunTrust Banks, Inc. has a profit margin of 34.20%.

The 52 week high is -0.96%, with 44.87% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.07% and the 200 day simple moving average is 11.26%.

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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