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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 23569.08. Since its IPO date on the 4/2/1991, AutoZone, Inc., AZO performance year to date is 6.57%. Today AutoZone, Inc., AZO has gained -0.10%, with a current price of 789.87.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 99.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 14.70%, with return on investment at 44.20%.

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 11.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 52.60%, and operating margin of 19.20%. 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 14.10%. A performance for the year of 12.80%. The 52-week high is -3.62%, and the 52-week low is 18.42%. The average volume for AutoZone, Inc., AZO is 81232.

With a target price of 861.55, can AutoZone, Inc., AZO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of AutoZone, Inc., AZO. AutoZone, Inc. has a P/E of 20.1 and a forward P/E of 17.35. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.68. AutoZone, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.24 and *TBA respectively. For P/cash, AutoZone, Inc. has a value of 110.45, while it is 21.86 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 789.87, AutoZone, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of -68.60%.

Looking more long-term AutoZone, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.96%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.76% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 14.10% for this year and for the last five years a 19.20% 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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