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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 1530.17, and so far today it has a volume of 1554074. Performance year to date since the 11/5/1987 is 21.21%.

To help you determine whether Illinois Tool Works Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.32 and forward P/E is 18.46. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Illinois Tool Works Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.51. P/S ratio is 2.99 and the P/B ratio is 7.71. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 16.29 and 30.16 respectively.

At the current price Illinois Tool Works Inc. is trading at, 114.21 (2.79% today), Illinois Tool Works Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.98%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 40.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.21, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.10% after growing 9.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 6.50%, and -2.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 358.82, and the number of shares float is 354.41. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 77.40%. The float short is 1.99%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.6. Management has seen a return on assets of 12.00%, 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 2.3, and quick ratio is 1.9. Long term debt/equity is 1.22 and total debt/equity is 1.34. In terms of margins, Illinois Tool Works Inc. has a gross margin of 41.40%, with its operating margin at 21.70%, and Illinois Tool Works Inc. has a profit margin of 14.30%.

The 52 week high is 2.17%, with 48.42% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 8.28% and the 200 day simple moving average is 19.05%.

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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