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Is IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.(NASDAQ: IDXX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/24/1991. IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is in the Diagnostic Substances industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., is 552.38, and so far today it has a volume of 385700. Performance year to date since the 6/24/1991 is 55.18%.

To help you determine whether IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 51.23 and forward P/E is 42.16. PEG perhaps more useful shows that IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.75. P/S ratio is 5.98 and the P/B ratio is *TBA. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 27.31 and 47.9 respectively.

At the current price IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is trading at, 113.16 (0.43% today), IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.21, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.68% after growing 14.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 22.60%, and 12.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 89.35, and the number of shares float is 88.25. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.30%, and institutional ownership is at 94.30%. The float short is 4.43%, with the short ratio at a value of 7.08. Management has seen a return on assets of 13.60%, and also a return on investment of 22.10%.

The ability for IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1, and quick ratio is 0.8. Long term debt/equity is *TBA and total debt/equity is *TBA. In terms of margins, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. has a gross margin of 55.00%, with its operating margin at 18.70%, and IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. has a profit margin of 11.90%.

The 52 week high is -0.28%, with 78.26% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 12.60% and the 200 day simple moving average is 36.84%.

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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