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Is Luxottica Group SpA(NYSE: LUX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Luxottica Group SpA (NYSE: LUX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/24/1990. Luxottica Group SpA is in the Apparel Stores industry and Services sector. Average volume for Luxottica Group SpA, is 57.11, and so far today it has a volume of 108200. Performance year to date since the 1/24/1990 is -27.26%.

To help you determine whether Luxottica Group SpA is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 25.68 and forward P/E is 24.51. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Luxottica Group SpA has a value for PEG of 3.95. P/S ratio is 2.27 and the P/B ratio is 3.76. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 25.09 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Luxottica Group SpA is trading at, 46.32 (-3.14% today), Luxottica Group SpA has a dividend yield of 2.14%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.8, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -0.53% after growing 24.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 61.30%, and 92.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 489.07, and the number of shares float is 140.33. The senior management bring insider ownership to 76.00%, and institutional ownership is at 1.20%. The float short is 0.08%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.08. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 12.40%.

The ability for Luxottica Group SpA, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.31 and total debt/equity is 0.36. In terms of margins, Luxottica Group SpA has a gross margin of 66.50%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Luxottica Group SpA has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -34.97%, with -0.75% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.54% and the 200 day simple moving average is -13.32%.

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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