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Morning Buzz: Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX)

With a market cap of 38.35 B, Praxair, Inc. has a large market cap size. Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/17/1992. Praxair, Inc. is in the Chemicals – Major Diversified industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Praxair, Inc., is 1318.41, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 6/17/1992 is 14.61%.

To help you determine whether Praxair, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 25.2 and forward P/E is 21.44. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Praxair, Inc. has a value for PEG of 3. P/S ratio is 3.57 and the P/B ratio is 6.93. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 73.89 and 65.66 respectively.

At the current price Praxair, Inc. is trading at, 134.31 (0.00% today), Praxair, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.35%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 56.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.33, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.67% after growing -2.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 9.00%, and 8.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 285.51, and the number of shares float is 284.76. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 92.10%. The float short is 1.31%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.83. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.80%, and also a return on investment of 11.60%.

The ability for Praxair, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 1.62 and total debt/equity is 1.69. In terms of margins, Praxair, Inc. has a gross margin of 44.00%, with its operating margin at 21.10%, and Praxair, Inc. has a profit margin of 14.30%.

The 52 week high is -3.16%, with 17.37% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.66% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.02%.

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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