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

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/2/1991. AutoZone, Inc. is in the Auto Parts Stores industry and Services sector. Average volume for AutoZone, Inc., is 229.61, and so far today it has a volume of 315200. Performance year to date since the 4/2/1991 is -1.69%.

To help you determine whether AutoZone, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 18.54 and forward P/E is 16.04. PEG perhaps more useful shows that AutoZone, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.55. P/S ratio is 2.04 and the P/B ratio is *TBA. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 100.59 and 19.91 respectively.

At the current price AutoZone, Inc. is trading at, 729.38 (-0.37% today), AutoZone, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 39.34, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.62% after growing 14.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 12.60%, and 4.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 29.43, and the number of shares float is 29.06. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 99.20%. The float short is 8.05%, with the short ratio at a value of 10.19. Management has seen a return on assets of 14.70%, and also a return on investment of 44.20%.

The ability for AutoZone, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.1. Long term debt/equity is *TBA and total debt/equity is *TBA. In terms of margins, AutoZone, Inc. has a gross margin of 52.60%, with its operating margin at 19.20%, and AutoZone, Inc. has a profit margin of 11.50%.

The 52 week high is -11.00%, with 7.10% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -7.61% and the 200 day simple moving average is -5.22%.

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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