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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: PPG Industries, Inc., PPG

PPG Industries, Inc., PPG is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Specialty Chemicals in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, PPG Industries, Inc., PPG  has a market cap of 27267.76. Since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983, PPG Industries, Inc., PPG performance year to date is 4.45%. Today PPG Industries, Inc., PPG has gained -1.34%, with a current price of 102.05.

Ownership of the company is 0.38% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 74.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 27.20%. Return of assets are at 8.50%, with return on investment at 15.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, PPG Industries, Inc., PPG is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.83. While Total debt/equity is 0.96. With a profit margin of 9.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 44.80%, and operating margin of 14.30%. PPG Industries, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year PPG Industries, Inc., PPG has seen a EPS growth of 30.50%. A performance for the year of 9.50%. The 52-week high is -12.12%, and the 52-week low is 16.80%. The average volume for PPG Industries, Inc., PPG is 1560000.

With a target price of 123.11, can PPG Industries, Inc., PPG reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of PPG Industries, Inc., PPG. PPG Industries, Inc. has a P/E of 18.88 and a forward P/E of 14.97. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.13. PPG Industries, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.78 and 5.1 respectively. For P/cash, PPG Industries, Inc. has a value of 16.34, while it is 36.5 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 102.05, PPG Industries, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.57%. We see a return on equity of 28.40%.

Looking more long-term PPG Industries, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.87%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.27% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 30.50% for this year and for the last five years a 17.20% 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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