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Is General Growth Properties, Inc(NYSE: GGP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. General Growth Properties, Inc (NYSE: GGP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/8/1993. General Growth Properties, Inc is in the REIT – Retail industry and Financial sector. Average volume for General Growth Properties, Inc, is 3802.2, and so far today it has a volume of 4155147. Performance year to date since the 4/8/1993 is 5.70%.

To help you determine whether General Growth Properties, Inc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 40.22 and forward P/E is 39.4. PEG perhaps more useful shows that General Growth Properties, Inc has a value for PEG of 6.22. P/S ratio is 10.55 and the P/B ratio is 3.15. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 112.44 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price General Growth Properties, Inc is trading at, 28.76 (0.28% today), General Growth Properties, Inc has a dividend yield of 2.78%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 97.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.72, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 4.29% after growing 265.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -56.40%, and -0.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 884.74, and the number of shares float is 883.72. The senior management bring insider ownership to 4.50%, and institutional ownership is at 99.20%. The float short is 1.59%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.69. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.90%, and also a return on investment of 4.30%.

The ability for General Growth Properties, Inc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 1.7 and total debt/equity is 1.73. In terms of margins, General Growth Properties, Inc has a gross margin of 69.90%, with its operating margin at 36.60%, and General Growth Properties, Inc has a profit margin of 28.20%.

The 52 week high is -10.40%, with 17.72% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.86% and the 200 day simple moving average is 1.33%.

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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