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AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 22325.42. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for AutoZone, Inc. is 762.23 (with a change from open of 0.46%), this in conjunction with a target price of 859.8. Volume today has so far reached 88177, with an average volume of about 295.55. The GAP for this stock, is -0.46%.

The P/E ratio is 18.69, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.11. The current EPS for AutoZone, Inc., is 40.79, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 13.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 2.74%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for AutoZone, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 10.95% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 11.60%. Quarter over quarter is 11.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 3.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 15.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 5.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.40% and institutional ownership is 99.10%. Shares outstanding is 29.29, while shares float is at a value of 29.06. Float short for AutoZone, Inc. is 7.90% and the short ratio is 7.77.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is *TBA, while the total debt/equity comes to *TBA. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.1. The most recent gross margin is 52.70% and their operating margin is 19.40%. The profit margin is 11.70%.

AutoZone, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 14.80%, and on investment, *TBA. Return on equity is *TBA. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.61. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.1, with Price/book ratio coming to *TBA and Price/cash is 117.69, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -0.38% and -0.75% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -6.99% and the 52 week low is 11.93%.

AutoZone, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 762.23. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Auto Parts Stores, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. AutoZone, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Auto Parts Stores industry means that AutoZone, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 0.37%, with performance for the month coming to 2.43%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -5.34%, and for the half year the performance is 3.00%. Volatility for this week is 0.95% and for the month this is 1.45%.

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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