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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 13987.41. 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 60.06 (with a change from open of 0.17%), this in conjunction with a target price of 69.22. Volume today has so far reached 318266, with an average volume of about 1478.67. The GAP for this stock, is 0.55%.

The P/E ratio is 27.75, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 19.34. 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 -1.76%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for DENTSPLY International Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 11.74% 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 97.60%. Shares outstanding is 234.57, 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.

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 4.49, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.68 and Price/cash is 44.89, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 41.27.

The simple moving averages are -2.73% and -1.03% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.65% and the 52 week low is 21.84%.

DENTSPLY International Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.52%, with a current price of 60.06. 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 1.02%, with performance for the month coming to -0.15%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -5.55%, and for the half year the performance is 11.93%. Volatility for this week is 2.03% and for the month this is 1.63%.

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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