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Is Fortive Corp.(NYSE: FTV), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Fortive Corp. (NYSE: FTV) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the *TBA. Fortive Corp. is in the Scientific & Technical Instruments industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Fortive Corp., is 4527.86, and so far today it has a volume of 1099456. Performance year to date since the *TBA is 6.07%.

To help you determine whether Fortive Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.06 and forward P/E is 19.9. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Fortive Corp. has a value for PEG of 4.02. P/S ratio is 2.75 and the P/B ratio is *TBA. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Fortive Corp. is trading at, 50.68 (-1.69% today), Fortive Corp. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.45, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.00% after growing -2.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -20.50%, and -12.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 327.47, and the number of shares float is *TBA. The senior management bring insider ownership to *TBA, and institutional ownership is at *TBA. The float short is *TBA, with the short ratio at a value of *TBA. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 16.70%.

The ability for Fortive Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 0.8. Long term debt/equity is 0 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Fortive Corp. has a gross margin of 48.20%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Fortive Corp. has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -6.74%, with 9.48% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.95% and the 200 day simple moving average is 0.95%.

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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