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AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE: ABC) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE: ABC), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 19792.45. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for AmerisourceBergen Corporation is 83.2 (with a change from open of -0.06%), this in conjunction with a target price of 92.54. Volume today has so far reached 1310000, with an average volume of about 2069.76. The GAP for this stock, is 0.00%.

The P/E ratio is 11.22, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 14.23. The current EPS for AmerisourceBergen Corporation, is 7.41, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -151.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -18.79%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for AmerisourceBergen Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 5.30% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.63%. Quarter over quarter is 74.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 7.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -17.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 11.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 69.10%. Shares outstanding is 237.89, while shares float is at a value of 203.65. Float short for AmerisourceBergen Corporation is 4.60% and the short ratio is 4.52.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.02, while the total debt/equity comes to 2.35. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.5. The most recent gross margin is 2.90% and their operating margin is 1.20%. The profit margin is 1.10%.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation has seen returns on assets of 5.40%, and on investment, -0.50%. Return on equity is 109.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.06. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.14, with Price/book ratio coming to 9.55 and Price/cash is 10.61, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 8.53.

The simple moving averages are -3.71% and -2.89% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -20.40% and the 52 week low is 14.09%.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.63%, with a current price of 83.2. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 16.70%. This is in an industry, Drugs Wholesale, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. AmerisourceBergen Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Drugs Wholesale industry means that AmerisourceBergen Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 0.22%, with performance for the month coming to -3.60%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 8.10%, and for the half year the performance is -11.08%. Volatility for this week is 1.14% and for the month this is 1.50%.

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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