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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Advance Auto Parts, Inc., AAP

Friday February 24th 2017: Advance Auto Parts, Inc., AAP is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Auto Parts Stores in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., AAP  has a market cap of 10400.5. Since its IPO date on the 11/29/2001, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., AAP performance year to date is -16.66%. Today Advance Auto Parts, Inc., AAP has gained -0.09%, with a current price of 140.76.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is *TBA. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 3.90%. Return of assets are at 5.40%, with return on investment at 12.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., AAP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.36. While Total debt/equity is 0.36. With a profit margin of 4.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 44.50%, and operating margin of 8.20%. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.4, while the quick ratio is 0.2.

For the last year Advance Auto Parts, Inc., AAP has seen a EPS growth of -3.10%. A performance for the year of -12.32%. The 52-week high is -20.79%, and the 52-week low is 6.01%. The average volume for Advance Auto Parts, Inc., AAP is 286684.

With a target price of 176.64, can Advance Auto Parts, Inc., AAP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Advance Auto Parts, Inc., AAP. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. has a P/E of 22.73 and a forward P/E of 16.07. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.83. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.09 and 3.56 respectively. For P/cash, Advance Auto Parts, Inc. has a value of 76.93, while it is 46.51 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 140.76, Advance Auto Parts, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.17%. We see a return on equity of 16.40%.

Looking more long-term Advance Auto Parts, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 12.40%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 16.00% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -3.10% for this year and for the last five years a 3.90% 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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