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Is KB Financial Group, Inc.(NYSE: KB), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. KB Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: KB) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/13/2001. KB Financial Group, Inc. is in the Foreign Regional Banks industry and Financial sector. Average volume for KB Financial Group, Inc., is 114.12, and so far today it has a volume of 87000. Performance year to date since the 11/13/2001 is 28.42%.

To help you determine whether KB Financial Group, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 8.2 and forward P/E is 9.81. PEG perhaps more useful shows that KB Financial Group, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 1.55 and the P/B ratio is 0.51. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 0.49 and 3.46 respectively.

At the current price KB Financial Group, Inc. is trading at, 35.79 (-1.54% today), KB Financial Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.37%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 20.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.36, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 3.69% after growing 21.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 78.10%, and -4.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 387.28, and the number of shares float is 358.98. The senior management bring insider ownership to 12.60%, and institutional ownership is at 7.60%. The float short is 0.08%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.66. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.60%, and also a return on investment of 6.40%.

The ability for KB Financial Group, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 1.57 and total debt/equity is 1.57. In terms of margins, KB Financial Group, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 53.00%, and KB Financial Group, Inc. has a profit margin of 18.90%.

The 52 week high is -2.19%, with 56.70% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 12.33% and the 200 day simple moving average is 24.64%.

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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