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CH Robinson Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRW) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

CH Robinson Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRW), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 10025.65. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for CH Robinson Worldwide Inc. is 70.25 (with a change from open of 0.36%), this in conjunction with a target price of 73.45. Volume today has so far reached 371554, with an average volume of about 1321.58. The GAP for this stock, is -0.55%.

The P/E ratio is 19.2, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.13. The current EPS for CH Robinson Worldwide Inc., is 3.67, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 15.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 15.56%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for CH Robinson Worldwide Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 5.20% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 8.56%. Quarter over quarter is 6.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -6.90%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 8.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 7.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.70% and institutional ownership is 84.30%. Shares outstanding is 142.43, while shares float is at a value of 140.74. Float short for CH Robinson Worldwide Inc. is 8.42% and the short ratio is 8.96.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.4, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.83. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1.3. The most recent gross margin is 17.80% and their operating margin is 6.80%. The profit margin is 4.10%.

CH Robinson Worldwide Inc. has seen returns on assets of 16.20%, and on investment, 26.60%. Return on equity is 44.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.24. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.77, with Price/book ratio coming to 7.97 and Price/cash is 48.41, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 25.27.

The simple moving averages are 1.42% and 0.57% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -6.61% and the 52 week low is 20.65%.

CH Robinson Worldwide Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.44%, with a current price of 70.25. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 45.40%. This is in an industry, Air Delivery & Freight Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. CH Robinson Worldwide Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Air Delivery & Freight Services industry means that CH Robinson Worldwide Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 0.30%, with performance for the month coming to 3.88%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -2.04%, and for the half year the performance is 1.17%. Volatility for this week is 1.01% and for the month this is 1.17%.

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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