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Is Dover Corporation(NYSE: DOV), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/1/1985. Dover Corporation is in the Diversified Machinery industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Dover Corporation, is 1249.56, and so far today it has a volume of 1254000. Performance year to date since the 7/1/1985 is 20.63%.

To help you determine whether Dover Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.97 and forward P/E is 18.51. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Dover Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.04. P/S ratio is 1.65 and the P/B ratio is 3.03. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 44.01 and 26.76 respectively.

At the current price Dover Corporation is trading at, 72.54 (1.14% today), Dover Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.43%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 47.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.46, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 17.22% after growing -18.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -22.10%, and -4.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 154.77, and the number of shares float is 153.62. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 90.20%. The float short is 2.44%, with the short ratio at a value of 3. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.20%, and also a return on investment of 11.20%.

The ability for Dover Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 0.7 and total debt/equity is 0.79. In terms of margins, Dover Corporation has a gross margin of 37.20%, with its operating margin at 12.20%, and Dover Corporation has a profit margin of 8.00%.

The 52 week high is -2.57%, with 45.27% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.27% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.11%.

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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