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Is NIKE, Inc.(NYSE: NKE), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/2/1980. NIKE, Inc. is in the Textile – Apparel Footwear & Accessories industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for NIKE, Inc., is 9017.72, and so far today it has a volume of 9137300. Performance year to date since the 12/2/1980 is -16.06%.

To help you determine whether NIKE, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 23.47 and forward P/E is 19.27. PEG perhaps more useful shows that NIKE, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.81. P/S ratio is 2.62 and the P/B ratio is 7.15. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 18.07 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price NIKE, Inc. is trading at, 52.03 (-0.17% today), NIKE, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.23%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 28.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.22, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.49% after growing 16.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 8.80%, and 7.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1662.3, and the number of shares float is 1318.45. The senior management bring insider ownership to 2.10%, and institutional ownership is at 79.30%. The float short is 1.84%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.69. Management has seen a return on assets of 17.80%, and also a return on investment of 25.40%.

The ability for NIKE, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.7, and quick ratio is 1.8. Long term debt/equity is 0.16 and total debt/equity is 0.17. In terms of margins, NIKE, Inc. has a gross margin of 45.70%, with its operating margin at 13.10%, and NIKE, Inc. has a profit margin of 11.60%.

The 52 week high is -23.07%, with 1.35% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -6.98% and the 200 day simple moving average is -9.95%.

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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