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Is Credicorp Ltd.(NYSE: BAP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE: BAP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/25/1995. Credicorp Ltd. is in the Money Center Banks industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Credicorp Ltd., is 302.65, and so far today it has a volume of 57881. Performance year to date since the 10/25/1995 is 63.95%.

To help you determine whether Credicorp Ltd. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 12.86 and forward P/E is 10.95. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Credicorp Ltd. has a value for PEG of 0.92. P/S ratio is 4.8 and the P/B ratio is 2.33. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 1.38 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Credicorp Ltd. is trading at, 158.71 (1.10% today), Credicorp Ltd. has a dividend yield of 1.48%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 19.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 12.21, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 15.09% after growing 29.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 17.20%, and 6.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 96.82, and the number of shares float is 80.01. The senior management bring insider ownership to 36.10%, and institutional ownership is at 56.70%. The float short is 0.86%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.27. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.10%, and also a return on investment of 12.90%.

The ability for Credicorp Ltd., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.99 and total debt/equity is 0.99. In terms of margins, Credicorp Ltd. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 55.50%, and Credicorp Ltd. has a profit margin of 30.70%.

The 52 week high is -3.20%, with 97.25% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.07% and the 200 day simple moving average is 24.95%.

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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