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Is Ultrapar Participacoes S.A.(NYSE: UGP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. (NYSE: UGP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/7/1999. Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. is in the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., is 613.07, and so far today it has a volume of 466700. Performance year to date since the 10/7/1999 is 49.60%.

To help you determine whether Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 25.77 and forward P/E is 23.29. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has a value for PEG of 2.1. P/S ratio is 0.52 and the P/B ratio is 4.69. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 12.32 and 41.08 respectively.

At the current price Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. is trading at, 22.29 (1.83% today), Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has a dividend yield of 2.24%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 28.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.87, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.59% after growing 21.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 11.70%, and 4.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 558.61, and the number of shares float is 393.81. The senior management bring insider ownership to 26.80%, and institutional ownership is at 3.70%. The float short is 0.14%, with the short ratio at a value of 0.91. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.50%, and also a return on investment of 13.20%.

The ability for Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 3.2, and quick ratio is 2.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.92 and total debt/equity is 1.06. In terms of margins, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has a gross margin of 8.90%, with its operating margin at 4.00%, and Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has a profit margin of 2.00%.

The 52 week high is -8.57%, with 76.45% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.80% and the 200 day simple moving average is 16.69%.

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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