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S&P Global, Inc. (NYSE: SPGI) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

S&P Global, Inc. (NYSE: SPGI), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 32880.57. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for S&P Global, Inc. is 122.72 (with a change from open of 0.34%), this in conjunction with a target price of 134.58. Volume today has so far reached 239772, with an average volume of about 877.84. The GAP for this stock, is -0.86%.

The P/E ratio is 28.28, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 21.15. The current EPS for S&P Global, Inc., is 4.36, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 490.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 26.45%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for S&P Global, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 12.07% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 12.31%. Quarter over quarter is 12.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 10.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 17.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 7.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 87.70%. Shares outstanding is 266.52, while shares float is at a value of 263.2. Float short for S&P Global, Inc. is 2.62% and the short ratio is 7.85.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 9.23, while the total debt/equity comes to 10.05. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1.2. The most recent gross margin is 67.60% and their operating margin is 36.20%. The profit margin is 21.30%.

S&P Global, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 14.30%, and on investment, 36.00%. Return on equity is 324.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.3. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 5.95, with Price/book ratio coming to 86.88 and Price/cash is *TBA, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 28.32.

The simple moving averages are -0.19% and 16.34% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.42% and the 52 week low is 57.85%.

S&P Global, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.17%, with a current price of 122.72. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 31.30%. This is in an industry, Business Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. S&P Global, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Business Services industry means that S&P Global, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.63%, with performance for the month coming to 1.02%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 7.41%, and for the half year the performance is 38.62%. Volatility for this week is 1.57% and for the month this is 1.73%.

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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