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Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: BAM) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: BAM), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 35183.63. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is 35.67 (with a change from open of 1.13%), this in conjunction with a target price of 43. Volume today has so far reached 451153, with an average volume of about 765.58. The GAP for this stock, is -0.70%.

The P/E ratio is 27.24, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 32.5. The current EPS for Brookfield Asset Management Inc., is 1.3, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -51.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 15.82%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Brookfield Asset Management Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 18.16% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -12.28%. Quarter over quarter is -75.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 21.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -0.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 7.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 12.90% and institutional ownership is 61.40%. Shares outstanding is 990.53, while shares float is at a value of 872.63. Float short for Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is 0.49% and the short ratio is 5.62.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.8, while the total debt/equity comes to 3.18. 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 27.40% and their operating margin is 18.60%. The profit margin is 5.90%.

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. has seen returns on assets of 0.90%, and on investment, 5.70%. Return on equity is 6.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.62, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.57 and Price/cash is 8.75, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 3.69% and 9.34% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -0.86% and the 52 week low is 40.34%.

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.46%, with a current price of 35.67. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 41.30%. This is in an industry, Real Estate Development, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is based in Canada.

Performance in the Real Estate Development industry means that Brookfield Asset Management Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.28%, with performance for the month coming to 9.16%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.47%, and for the half year the performance is 10.45%. Volatility for this week is 1.44% and for the month this is 1.70%.

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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