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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 25793.34. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for The Allstate Corporation is 69.11 (with a change from open of 0.85%), this in conjunction with a target price of 74.81. Volume today has so far reached 838299, with an average volume of about 1631.91. The GAP for this stock, is -0.74%.

The P/E ratio is 17.56, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 11.13. The current EPS for The Allstate Corporation, is 3.93, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -19.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 12.86%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for The Allstate Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 40.71% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 11.54%. Quarter over quarter is -19.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 2.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 24.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 77.80%. Shares outstanding is 373.6, while shares float is at a value of 370.32. Float short for The Allstate Corporation is 1.04% and the short ratio is 2.36.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.27, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.27. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 6.60%. The profit margin is 4.20%.

The Allstate Corporation has seen returns on assets of 1.50%, and on investment, 9.30%. Return on equity is 8.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.52. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.71, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.37 and Price/cash is 57.83, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 8.89.

The simple moving averages are 0.87% and 5.03% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -1.33% and the 52 week low is 25.20%.

The Allstate Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.91%, with a current price of 69.11. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 31.70%. This is in an industry, Property & Casualty Insurance, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. The Allstate Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry means that The Allstate Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 1.81%, with performance for the month coming to 1.65%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.09%, and for the half year the performance is 16.12%. Volatility for this week is 1.17% and for the month this is 1.03%.

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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