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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Illinois Tool Works Inc., ITW

Illinois Tool Works Inc., ITW is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Diversified Machinery in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, Illinois Tool Works Inc., ITW  has a market cap of 38699.69. Since its IPO date on the 11/5/1987, Illinois Tool Works Inc., ITW performance year to date is 18.21%. Today Illinois Tool Works Inc., ITW has gained 2.30%, with a current price of 108.36.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 77.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 40.70%. Return of assets are at 12.00%, with return on investment at 16.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Illinois Tool Works Inc., ITW is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.22. While Total debt/equity is 1.34. With a profit margin of 14.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 41.40%, and operating margin of 21.70%. Illinois Tool Works Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.3, while the quick ratio is 1.9.

For the last year Illinois Tool Works Inc., ITW has seen a EPS growth of 9.80%. A performance for the year of 20.78%. The 52-week high is -0.52%, and the 52-week low is 40.82%. The average volume for Illinois Tool Works Inc., ITW is 1630412.

With a target price of 110.73, can Illinois Tool Works Inc., ITW reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Illinois Tool Works Inc., ITW. Illinois Tool Works Inc. has a P/E of 20.79 and a forward P/E of 18.01. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.45. Illinois Tool Works Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.9 and 7.52 respectively. For P/cash, Illinois Tool Works Inc. has a value of 15.81, while it is 29.27 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 108.36, Illinois Tool Works Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.03%. We see a return on equity of 36.70%.

Looking more long-term Illinois Tool Works Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.48%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.08% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 9.80% for this year and for the last five years a 12.20% growth has been seen.

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