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Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 11067.94. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Federal Realty Investment Trust is 155.89 (with a change from open of 0.30%), this in conjunction with a target price of 165.33. Volume today has so far reached 73482, with an average volume of about 386.02. The GAP for this stock, is 0.21%.

The P/E ratio is 52.35, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 46.02. The current EPS for Federal Realty Investment Trust, is 2.96, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 11.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 7.45%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Federal Realty Investment Trust, EPS is looking like it will grow 1.05% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.95%. Quarter over quarter is 64.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 9.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 6.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 6.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.60% and institutional ownership is 97.60%. Shares outstanding is 71.36, while shares float is at a value of 70.98. Float short for Federal Realty Investment Trust is 1.79% and the short ratio is 3.3.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.39, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.39. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is , and the quick ratio is . The most recent gross margin is 68.40% and their operating margin is 39.90%. The profit margin is 32.60%.

Federal Realty Investment Trust has seen returns on assets of 5.00%, and on investment, 6.60%. Return on equity is 14.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 8.8. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 14.3, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.74 and Price/cash is 595.05, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -3.86% and 1.46% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.88% and the 52 week low is 20.41%.

Federal Realty Investment Trust has a dividend yield of 2.53%, with a current price of 155.89. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 104.30%. This is in an industry, REIT – Retail, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Federal Realty Investment Trust is based in USA.

Performance in the REIT – Retail industry means that Federal Realty Investment Trust has seen performance for the past week of 0.40%, with performance for the month coming to -2.27%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -0.82%, and for the half year the performance is 18.18%. Volatility for this week is 1.51% and for the month this is 1.44%.

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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