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PACCAR Inc. (NASDAQ: PCAR) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

PACCAR Inc. (NASDAQ: PCAR), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 20386.71. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for PACCAR Inc. is 56.75 (with a change from open of -0.16%), this in conjunction with a target price of 59.11. Volume today has so far reached 588593, with an average volume of about 2042.02. The GAP for this stock, is -1.06%.

The P/E ratio is 30.75, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.76. The current EPS for PACCAR Inc., is 1.87, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 18.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 22.81%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for PACCAR Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow -8.30% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.19%. Quarter over quarter is 9.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -13.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 29.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 13.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 1.40% and institutional ownership is 64.20%. Shares outstanding is 354.86, while shares float is at a value of 343.26. Float short for PACCAR Inc. is 2.94% and the short ratio is 4.95.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.26, while the total debt/equity comes to 0. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 4.1, and the quick ratio is 3.9. The most recent gross margin is 19.90% and their operating margin is 7.30%. The profit margin is 3.70%.

PACCAR Inc. has seen returns on assets of 3.10%, and on investment, 10.20%. Return on equity is 9.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 5.93. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.14, with Price/book ratio coming to 3 and Price/cash is 5.84, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 54.28.

The simple moving averages are -2.72% and 5.09% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -6.58% and the 52 week low is 32.31%.

PACCAR Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.67%, with a current price of 56.75. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 51.10%. This is in an industry, Trucks & Other Vehicles, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. PACCAR Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Trucks & Other Vehicles industry means that PACCAR Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -3.96%, with performance for the month coming to 1.93%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 6.69%, and for the half year the performance is 11.75%. Volatility for this week is 2.05% and for the month this is 1.79%.

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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