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Is Bank of Montreal(NYSE: BMO), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/27/1994. Bank of Montreal is in the Money Center Banks industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Bank of Montreal, is 601.01, and so far today it has a volume of 465600. Performance year to date since the 10/27/1994 is 15.01%.

To help you determine whether Bank of Montreal is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 12.4 and forward P/E is 11.04. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Bank of Montreal has a value for PEG of 1.24. P/S ratio is 3.82 and the P/B ratio is 1.49. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 0.21 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Bank of Montreal is trading at, 63.5 (-0.31% today), Bank of Montreal has a dividend yield of 4.13%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 49.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.12, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 4.83% after growing 2.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -2.10%, and 10.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 640.41, and the number of shares float is 640.41. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 54.10%. The float short is 1.61%, with the short ratio at a value of 17.16. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.60%, and also a return on investment of 18.30%.

The ability for Bank of Montreal, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.13 and total debt/equity is 0.13. In terms of margins, Bank of Montreal has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 64.10%, and Bank of Montreal has a profit margin of 31.00%.

The 52 week high is -4.21%, with 36.50% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.37% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.88%.

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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