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Is Ameriprise Financial, Inc.(NYSE: AMP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/15/2005. Ameriprise Financial, Inc. is in the Asset Management industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Ameriprise Financial, Inc., is 850.08, and so far today it has a volume of 577900. Performance year to date since the 9/15/2005 is -1.01%.

To help you determine whether Ameriprise Financial, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 12.5 and forward P/E is 9.83. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ameriprise Financial, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.49. P/S ratio is 1.48 and the P/B ratio is 2.44. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 5.67 and 9.57 respectively.

At the current price Ameriprise Financial, Inc. is trading at, 102.81 (-0.37% today), Ameriprise Financial, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.92%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 33.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 8.23, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.79% after growing 2.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -11.50%, and -8.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 168.3, and the number of shares float is 160.9. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 87.10%. The float short is 1.20%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.26. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.00%, and also a return on investment of 7.90%.

The ability for Ameriprise Financial, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.73 and total debt/equity is 2.05. In terms of margins, Ameriprise Financial, Inc. has a gross margin of 47.40%, with its operating margin at 18.20%, and Ameriprise Financial, Inc. has a profit margin of 12.50%.

The 52 week high is -12.42%, with 37.44% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.68% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.33%.

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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