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Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE: AAP) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE: AAP), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 10938.68. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Advance Auto Parts Inc. is 146.44 (with a change from open of -0.56%), this in conjunction with a target price of 161.94. Volume today has so far reached 335929, with an average volume of about 991.52. The GAP for this stock, is -0.47%.

The P/E ratio is 23.9, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.12. The current EPS for Advance Auto Parts Inc., is 6.19, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -4.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -1.58%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Advance Auto Parts Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 10.07% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.61%. Quarter over quarter is -17.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -4.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 10.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 10.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is *TBA. Shares outstanding is 73.93, while shares float is at a value of 73.22. Float short for Advance Auto Parts Inc. is 8.02% and the short ratio is 5.92.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.43, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.43. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 0.2. The most recent gross margin is 45.00% and their operating margin is 8.30%. The profit margin is 4.80%.

Advance Auto Parts Inc. has seen returns on assets of 5.50%, and on investment, 14.90%. Return on equity is 17.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.25. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.14, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.96 and Price/cash is 104.38, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 39.65.

The simple moving averages are -5.88% and -5.20% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -27.12% and the 52 week low is 11.42%.

Advance Auto Parts Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.16%, with a current price of 146.44. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 3.90%. This is in an industry, Auto Parts Stores, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Advance Auto Parts Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Auto Parts Stores industry means that Advance Auto Parts Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.65%, with performance for the month coming to -2.09%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -10.27%, and for the half year the performance is -22.35%. Volatility for this week is 1.45% and for the month this is 1.54%.

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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