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Is Illinois Tool Works Inc.(NYSE: ITW), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/5/1987. Illinois Tool Works Inc. is in the Diversified Machinery industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Illinois Tool Works Inc., is 1420.14, and so far today it has a volume of 1107900. Performance year to date since the 11/5/1987 is 28.52%.

To help you determine whether Illinois Tool Works Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.93 and forward P/E is 19.19. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Illinois Tool Works Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.65. P/S ratio is 3.14 and the P/B ratio is 8.49. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 17.76 and 30.08 respectively.

At the current price Illinois Tool Works Inc. is trading at, 117.81 (-1.57% today), Illinois Tool Works Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.21%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 40.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.37, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.12% after growing 9.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 12.40%, and -0.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 354.96, and the number of shares float is 354.35. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 77.10%. The float short is 2.20%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.48. Management has seen a return on assets of 12.50%, and also a return on investment of 16.20%.

The ability for Illinois Tool Works Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.2, and quick ratio is 1.8. Long term debt/equity is 1.27 and total debt/equity is 1.45. In terms of margins, Illinois Tool Works Inc. has a gross margin of 41.80%, with its operating margin at 22.20%, and Illinois Tool Works Inc. has a profit margin of 14.70%.

The 52 week high is -4.61%, with 50.49% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.54% and the 200 day simple moving average is 14.81%.

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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