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Is AbbVie Inc.(NYSE: ABBV), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/2/2013. AbbVie Inc. is in the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for AbbVie Inc., is 6860.77, and so far today it has a volume of 4212500. Performance year to date since the 1/2/2013 is 9.85%.

To help you determine whether AbbVie Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 18.13 and forward P/E is 11.2. PEG perhaps more useful shows that AbbVie Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.12. P/S ratio is 4.14 and the P/B ratio is 18.22. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 12.82 and 25.02 respectively.

At the current price AbbVie Inc. is trading at, 63.23 (0.25% today), AbbVie Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.61%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 63.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.49, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 17.40% after growing 185.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 17.90%, and 17.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1622.09, and the number of shares float is 1622.09. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 71.80%. The float short is 2.33%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.51. Management has seen a return on assets of 10.00%, and also a return on investment of 16.90%.

The ability for AbbVie Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.8, and quick ratio is 1.6. Long term debt/equity is 6.62 and total debt/equity is 6.71. In terms of margins, AbbVie Inc. has a gross margin of 78.60%, with its operating margin at 35.00%, and AbbVie Inc. has a profit margin of 23.10%.

The 52 week high is -7.18%, with 43.18% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -2.78% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.78%.

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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