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Is Itau Unibanco Holding S.A.(NYSE: ITUB), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE: ITUB) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 2/25/2002. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. is in the Foreign Regional Banks industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Itau Unibanco Holding S.A., is 13307.11, and so far today it has a volume of 250250. Performance year to date since the 2/25/2002 is 81.34%.

To help you determine whether Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 8.41 and forward P/E is 10.56. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. has a value for PEG of 1.26. P/S ratio is 1.27 and the P/B ratio is 1.79. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 0.31 and 4.25 respectively.

At the current price Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. is trading at, 11.23 (-0.71% today), Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. has a dividend yield of 0.53%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 22.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.35, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 0.66% after growing -5.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 14.90%, and 15.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 5595.94, and the number of shares float is 2929.55. The senior management bring insider ownership to 52.10%, and institutional ownership is at 24.20%. The float short is 1.23%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.7. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.10%, and also a return on investment of 8.00%.

The ability for Itau Unibanco Holding S.A., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 2 and total debt/equity is 5.46. In terms of margins, Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 32.60%, and Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. has a profit margin of 16.50%.

The 52 week high is -2.26%, with 113.77% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 16.29% and the 200 day simple moving average is 41.31%.

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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