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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: AutoZone, Inc., AZO

AutoZone, Inc., AZO is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Auto Parts Stores in the sector of Services. Based in USA, AutoZone, Inc., AZO  has a market cap of 22363.21. Since its IPO date on the 4/2/1991, AutoZone, Inc., AZO performance year to date is 2.91%. Today AutoZone, Inc., AZO has gained -0.57%, with a current price of 763.51.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 99.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 14.80%, with return on investment at *TBA.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, AutoZone, Inc., AZO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of *TBA. While Total debt/equity is *TBA. With a profit margin of 11.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 52.70%, and operating margin of 19.40%. AutoZone, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.1.

For the last year AutoZone, Inc., AZO has seen a EPS growth of 13.00%. A performance for the year of 3.54%. The 52-week high is -6.84%, and the 52-week low is 12.11%. The average volume for AutoZone, Inc., AZO is 243329.

With a target price of 859.8, can AutoZone, Inc., AZO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of AutoZone, Inc., AZO. AutoZone, Inc. has a P/E of 18.72 and a forward P/E of 15.14. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.61. AutoZone, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.1 and *TBA respectively. For P/cash, AutoZone, Inc. has a value of 117.89, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 763.51, AutoZone, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of *TBA.

Looking more long-term AutoZone, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.95% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 13.00% for this year and for the last five years a 15.90% 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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