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Is First Republic Bank(NYSE: FRC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/9/2010. First Republic Bank is in the Money Center Banks industry and Financial sector. Average volume for First Republic Bank, is 893.92, and so far today it has a volume of 14585. Performance year to date since the 12/9/2010 is 11.51%.

To help you determine whether First Republic Bank is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 23 and forward P/E is 16.64. PEG perhaps more useful shows that First Republic Bank has a value for PEG of 1.77. P/S ratio is 6.29 and the P/B ratio is 2.23. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 4.89 and 23.04 respectively.

At the current price First Republic Bank is trading at, 73.56 (0.55% today), First Republic Bank has a dividend yield of 0.87%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 18.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.18, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.37% after growing 3.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 17.70%, and 16.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 142.96, and the number of shares float is 133.19. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.91%, and institutional ownership is at *TBA. The float short is 2.56%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.81. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.80%, and also a return on investment of 25.10%.

The ability for First Republic Bank, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.09 and total debt/equity is 0.09. In terms of margins, First Republic Bank has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 87.80%, and First Republic Bank has a profit margin of 27.80%.

The 52 week high is -0.57%, with 31.20% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.68% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.44%.

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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