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Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE: MTD) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE: MTD), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 10917.55. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is 405.07 (with a change from open of -0.63%), this in conjunction with a target price of 394.61. Volume today has so far reached 76130, with an average volume of about 274.02. The GAP for this stock, is -0.65%.

The P/E ratio is 31.72, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 25.37. The current EPS for Mettler-Toledo International Inc., is 12.93, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 9.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 20.98%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Mettler-Toledo International Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 11.89% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 12.27%. Quarter over quarter is 7.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 4.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 12.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 4.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 98.10%. Shares outstanding is 26.61, while shares float is at a value of 25.88. Float short for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is 5.15% and the short ratio is 4.86.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.41, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.45. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 1.1. The most recent gross margin is 56.80% and their operating margin is 19.30%. The profit margin is 14.70%.

Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has seen returns on assets of 17.50%, and on investment, 30.20%. Return on equity is 64.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.59. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.5, with Price/book ratio coming to 22.21 and Price/cash is 95.27, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 32.21.

The simple moving averages are -0.14% and 11.31% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.49% and the 52 week low is 43.62%.

Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 405.07. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Medical Instruments & Supplies, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Medical Instruments & Supplies industry means that Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -1.53%, with performance for the month coming to 3.96%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 6.52%, and for the half year the performance is 40.90%. Volatility for this week is 1.44% and for the month this is 1.45%.

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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