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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 24799.1. 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 28.33 (with a change from open of 0.25%), this in conjunction with a target price of 33.36. Volume today has so far reached 681770, with an average volume of about 3818.99. The GAP for this stock, is 0.36%.

The P/E ratio is 39.38, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 37.15. 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 3.49%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for General Growth Properties, Inc, EPS is looking like it will grow 5.87% 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 99.20%. Shares outstanding is 880.65, while shares float is at a value of 880.65. Float short for General Growth Properties, Inc is 1.59% and the short ratio is 3.67.

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 , and the quick ratio is . 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 6.09. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 10.28, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.08 and Price/cash is 109.59, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -5.98% and -0.01% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -11.74% and the 52 week low is 15.96%.

General Growth Properties, Inc has a dividend yield of 2.84%, with a current price of 28.33. 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 0.18%, with performance for the month coming to -5.47%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -0.18%, and for the half year the performance is 9.40%. Volatility for this week is 2.14% and for the month this is 1.82%.

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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