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Boston Properties Inc. (NYSE: BXP) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Boston Properties Inc. (NYSE: BXP), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 21267.62. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Boston Properties Inc. is 138.38 (with a change from open of 0.51%), this in conjunction with a target price of 147.89. Volume today has so far reached 691300, with an average volume of about 648.11. The GAP for this stock, is 0.15%.

The P/E ratio is 35.48, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 41.83. The current EPS for Boston Properties Inc., is 3.9, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 31.70%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 10.15%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Boston Properties Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 5.35% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 8.00%. Quarter over quarter is -61.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -49.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 27.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 10.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 99.00%. Shares outstanding is 153.69, while shares float is at a value of 152.71. Float short for Boston Properties Inc. is 1.92% and the short ratio is 4.53.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.8, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.8. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is 64.40% and their operating margin is 34.80%. The profit margin is 23.60%.

Boston Properties Inc. has seen returns on assets of 3.20%, and on investment, 5.60%. Return on equity is 10.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 4.44. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 8.36, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.84 and Price/cash is 18.02, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -1.08% and 8.25% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.92% and the 52 week low is 30.33%.

Boston Properties Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.88%, with a current price of 138.38. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 66.60%. This is in an industry, REIT – Office, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Boston Properties Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the REIT – Office industry means that Boston Properties Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 1.37%, with performance for the month coming to -1.02%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 5.73%, and for the half year the performance is 21.37%. Volatility for this week is 1.15% and for the month this is 1.51%.

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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