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Is Northern Trust Corporation(NASDAQ: NTRS), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ: NTRS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990. Northern Trust Corporation is in the Asset Management industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Northern Trust Corporation, is 1043.32, and so far today it has a volume of 1188100. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 1.55%.

To help you determine whether Northern Trust Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 17.79 and forward P/E is 15.82. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Northern Trust Corporation has a value for PEG of 1.49. P/S ratio is 3.29 and the P/B ratio is 1.91. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.09 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Northern Trust Corporation is trading at, 72.04 (0.19% today), Northern Trust Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.11%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 35.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.05, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.56% after growing 20.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -1.00%, and 5.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 227.54, and the number of shares float is 225.37. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 83.90%. The float short is 1.36%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.93. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.80%, and also a return on investment of 0.90%.

The ability for Northern Trust Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.37 and total debt/equity is 12.72. In terms of margins, Northern Trust Corporation has a gross margin of 96.60%, with its operating margin at 29.20%, and Northern Trust Corporation has a profit margin of 18.80%.

The 52 week high is -3.39%, with 34.62% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.10% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.31%.

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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