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General Growth Properties, Inc (NYSE: GGP) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

General Growth Properties, Inc (NYSE: GGP), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 23144.93. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for General Growth Properties, Inc is 26.02 (with a change from open of 0.68%), this in conjunction with a target price of 33.32. Volume today has so far reached 1209997, with an average volume of about 3815.89. The GAP for this stock, is -0.81%.

The P/E ratio is 36.45, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 35.7. The current EPS for General Growth Properties, Inc, is 0.72, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 265.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -4.23%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for General Growth Properties, Inc, EPS is looking like it will grow 4.29% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 6.47%. Quarter over quarter is -56.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -0.90%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 29.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -0.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 4.50% and institutional ownership is 99.50%. Shares outstanding is 888.14, while shares float is at a value of 883.72. Float short for General Growth Properties, Inc is 1.56% and the short ratio is 3.6.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.7, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.73. 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 69.90% and their operating margin is 36.60%. The profit margin is 28.20%.

General Growth Properties, Inc has seen returns on assets of 2.90%, and on investment, 4.30%. Return on equity is 8.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 5.63. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 9.6, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.85 and Price/cash is 102.28, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -9.26% and -8.43% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -18.93% and the 52 week low is 6.53%.

General Growth Properties, Inc has a dividend yield of 3.07%, with a current price of 26.02. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 97.40%. This is in an industry, REIT – Retail, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in USA.

Performance in the REIT – Retail industry means that General Growth Properties, Inc has seen performance for the past week of -0.15%, with performance for the month coming to -5.20%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -15.91%, and for the half year the performance is -3.01%. Volatility for this week is 2.24% and for the month this is 2.01%.

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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