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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP

Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in Brazil, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP  has a market cap of 11350.82. Since its IPO date on the 10/7/1999, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP performance year to date is 36.58%. Today Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP has gained -0.25%, with a current price of 20.3.

Ownership of the company is 26.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 3.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 7.90%, with return on investment at 13.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.86. While Total debt/equity is 1.07. With a profit margin of 2.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 9.10%, and operating margin of 4.00%. Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.7, while the quick ratio is 2.

For the last year Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP has seen a EPS growth of 21.40%. A performance for the year of 30.18%. The 52-week high is -16.74%, and the 52-week low is 60.69%. The average volume for Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP is 118721.

With a target price of 22.42, can Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP. Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has a P/E of 23.23 and a forward P/E of 20.98. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.9. Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.49 and 4.45 respectively. For P/cash, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has a value of 12.19, while it is 63.41 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 20.3, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has a dividend yield of 2.27%. We see a return on equity of 19.80%.

Looking more long-term Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 12.25%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 15.48% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 21.40% for this year and for the last five years a 13.90% growth has been seen.

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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