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

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the *TBA. Fortive Corporation is in the Scientific & Technical Instruments industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Fortive Corporation, is 3802.39, and so far today it has a volume of 1958632. Performance year to date since the *TBA is -0.80%.

To help you determine whether Fortive Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.69 and forward P/E is 18.58. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Fortive Corporation has a value for PEG of 3.76. P/S ratio is 2.73 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 Corporation is trading at, 47.97 (-0.51% today), Fortive Corporation 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 7.19% 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 347.49, and the number of shares float is 303.18. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.80%, and institutional ownership is at *TBA. The float short is 1.14%, with the short ratio at a value of 0.91. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 16.70%.

The ability for Fortive Corporation, 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 Corporation has a gross margin of 48.20%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Fortive Corporation has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -11.73%, with 3.62% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.69% and the 200 day simple moving average is -3.69%.

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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