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DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 13896.72. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for DENTSPLY International Inc. is 59.64 (with a change from open of 0.37%), this in conjunction with a target price of 68.91. Volume today has so far reached 1053100, with an average volume of about 1283.8. The GAP for this stock, is -0.09%.

The P/E ratio is 27.75, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 19.36. The current EPS for DENTSPLY International Inc., is 2.15, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -21.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -1.61%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for DENTSPLY International Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 11.63% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 11.11%. Quarter over quarter is 43.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 46.40%. 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 3.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.50% and institutional ownership is 97.50%. Shares outstanding is 233.01, while shares float is at a value of 231.37. Float short for DENTSPLY International Inc. is 2.56% and the short ratio is 4.61.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.14, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.14. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.4, and the quick ratio is 1.7. The most recent gross margin is 54.30% and their operating margin is 12.40%. The profit margin is 12.00%.

DENTSPLY International Inc. has seen returns on assets of 4.70%, and on investment, 8.50%. Return on equity is 7.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.5. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.46, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.68 and Price/cash is 44.6, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 41.01.

The simple moving averages are -2.62% and -1.59% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -9.29% and the 52 week low is 20.99%.

DENTSPLY International Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.52%, with a current price of 59.64. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 13.70%. This is in an industry, Medical Instruments & Supplies, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. DENTSPLY International Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Medical Instruments & Supplies industry means that DENTSPLY International Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.29%, with performance for the month coming to -3.48%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -2.83%, and for the half year the performance is 18.65%. Volatility for this week is 1.36% and for the month this is 1.56%.

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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