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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: First Republic Bank, FRC

First Republic Bank, FRC is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Money Center Banks in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, First Republic Bank, FRC  has a market cap of 11480.58. Since its IPO date on the 12/9/2010, First Republic Bank, FRC performance year to date is 17.15%. Today First Republic Bank, FRC has gained 0.68%, with a current price of 76.86.

Ownership of the company is 0.91% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 98.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 16.60%. Return of assets are at 0.90%, with return on investment at 25.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, First Republic Bank, FRC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.08. While Total debt/equity is 0.08. With a profit margin of 29.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 89.40%. First Republic Bank ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year First Republic Bank, FRC has seen a EPS growth of 3.70%. A performance for the year of 21.08%. The 52-week high is -2.15%, and the 52-week low is 37.08%. The average volume for First Republic Bank, FRC is 751300.

With a target price of 77.32, can First Republic Bank, FRC reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of First Republic Bank, FRC. First Republic Bank has a P/E of 21.61 and a forward P/E of 17.42. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.66. First Republic Bank also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.36 and 2.19 respectively. For P/cash, First Republic Bank has a value of 4.38, while it is 29.1 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 76.86, First Republic Bank has a dividend yield of 0.83%. We see a return on equity of 11.10%.

Looking more long-term First Republic Bank, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 13.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.84% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 3.70% for this year and for the last five years a 8.30% 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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