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Is GlaxoSmithKline plc(NYSE: GSK), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: GSK) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/9/1986. GlaxoSmithKline plc is in the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for GlaxoSmithKline plc, is 3354.62, and so far today it has a volume of 890904. Performance year to date since the 7/9/1986 is 16.58%.

To help you determine whether GlaxoSmithKline plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 3177.86 and forward P/E is 16.04. PEG perhaps more useful shows that GlaxoSmithKline plc has a value for PEG of 317.79. P/S ratio is 3.31 and the P/B ratio is 143.52. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 17.85 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price GlaxoSmithKline plc is trading at, 44.01 (-1.08% today), GlaxoSmithKline plc has a dividend yield of 4.94%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.01, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 6.61% after growing 204.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -392.80%, and 10.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 2429.25, and the number of shares float is 2416.46. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 8.80%. The float short is 0.26%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.89. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.10%, and also a return on investment of 41.40%.

The ability for GlaxoSmithKline plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 26.3 and total debt/equity is 34.11. In terms of margins, GlaxoSmithKline plc has a gross margin of 66.60%, with its operating margin at 5.30%, and GlaxoSmithKline plc has a profit margin of 0.10%.

The 52 week high is -2.35%, with 26.72% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.67% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.36%.

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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