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Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE: MLM) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE: MLM), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 11742.74. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. is 185.1 (with a change from open of 0.41%), this in conjunction with a target price of 207.67. Volume today has so far reached 517800, with an average volume of about 596.23. The GAP for this stock, is 0.41%.

The P/E ratio is 32.99, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 19.11. The current EPS for Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., is 5.61, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 58.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 36.49%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 33.94% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 23.20%. Quarter over quarter is 46.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -39.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 15.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 16.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.60% and institutional ownership is 99.50%. Shares outstanding is 63.44, while shares float is at a value of 62.95. Float short for Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. is 3.74% and the short ratio is 3.95.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.38, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.45. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.9, and the quick ratio is 1. The most recent gross margin is 22.70% and their operating margin is 15.90%. The profit margin is 9.90%.

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 5.10%, and on investment, 6.30%. Return on equity is 9.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.42. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.18, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.93 and Price/cash is 410.59, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 81.49.

The simple moving averages are -2.68% and 10.96% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -10.10% and the 52 week low is 72.12%.

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.91%, with a current price of 185.1. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 28.40%. This is in an industry, General Building Materials, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Industrial Goods. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the General Building Materials industry means that Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 3.46%, with performance for the month coming to -2.16%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.16%, and for the half year the performance is 25.96%. Volatility for this week is 1.70% and for the month this is 2.10%.

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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