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

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 12061.99. Since its IPO date on the 11/29/2001, Advance Auto Parts Inc., AAP performance year to date is 9.27%. Today Advance Auto Parts Inc., AAP has gained -2.21%, with a current price of 160.7.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 99.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 3.60%. Return of assets are at 5.90%, with return on investment at 14.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Advance Auto Parts Inc., AAP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.47. While Total debt/equity is 0.47. With a profit margin of 5.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 45.20%, and operating margin of 8.60%. Advance Auto Parts Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 0.2.

For the last year Advance Auto Parts Inc., AAP has seen a EPS growth of -4.60%. A performance for the year of 1.52%. The 52-week high is -20.05%, and the 52-week low is 22.22%. The average volume for Advance Auto Parts Inc., AAP is 428825.

With a target price of 157.25, 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 25.13 and a forward P/E of 18.77. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.25. Advance Auto Parts Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.25 and 4.59 respectively. For P/cash, Advance Auto Parts Inc. has a value of 116.32, while it is 31.89 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 160.7, Advance Auto Parts Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.15%. We see a return on equity of 19.70%.

Looking more long-term Advance Auto Parts Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.17%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.53% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -4.60% for this year and for the last five years a 10.10% 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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