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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP

Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in Brazil, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP  has a market cap of 12269.33. Since its IPO date on the 10/7/1999, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP performance year to date is 46.52%. Today Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP has gained 1.25%, with a current price of 21.83.

Ownership of the company is 26.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 3.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 28.20%. Return of assets are at 7.50%, with return on investment at 13.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.92. While Total debt/equity is 1.06. With a profit margin of 2.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 8.90%, and operating margin of 4.00%. Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.2, while the quick ratio is 2.4.

For the last year Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP has seen a EPS growth of 21.40%. A performance for the year of 43.50%. The 52-week high is -10.46%, and the 52-week low is 72.81%. The average volume for Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP is 529000.

With a target price of 22.05, can Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP. Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has a P/E of 25.12 and a forward P/E of 22.81. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.05. Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.51 and 4.58 respectively. For P/cash, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has a value of 12.09, while it is 40.31 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 21.83, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has a dividend yield of 2.29%. We see a return on equity of 19.00%.

Looking more long-term Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 12.25%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.59% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 21.40% for this year and for the last five years a 13.90% 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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