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

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Ametek Inc. (NYSE: AME) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/19/1984. Ametek Inc. is in the Diversified Machinery industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Ametek Inc., is 1611.16, and so far today it has a volume of 622984. Performance year to date since the 7/19/1984 is -10.09%.

To help you determine whether Ametek Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.77 and forward P/E is 17.88. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ametek Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.87. P/S ratio is 2.82 and the P/B ratio is 3.42. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 28.65 and 20.12 respectively.

At the current price Ametek Inc. is trading at, 47.87 (-0.27% today), Ametek Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.75%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 14.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.43, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.42% after growing 3.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -3.00%, and -4.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 230.91, and the number of shares float is 229.43. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.30%, and institutional ownership is at 90.30%. The float short is 2.03%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.88. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.70%, and also a return on investment of 13.30%.

The ability for Ametek Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 0.47 and total debt/equity is 0.67. In terms of margins, Ametek Inc. has a gross margin of 36.00%, with its operating margin at 22.80%, and Ametek Inc. has a profit margin of 14.80%.

The 52 week high is -16.41%, with 12.22% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.11% and the 200 day simple moving average is -3.96%.

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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