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Is Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.(NYSE: MLM), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE: MLM) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 2/17/1994. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. is in the General Building Materials industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., is 616.79, and so far today it has a volume of 631200. Performance year to date since the 2/17/1994 is 35.33%.

To help you determine whether Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 32.71 and forward P/E is 18.94. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.41. P/S ratio is 3.2 and the P/B ratio is 2.91. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 413.46 and 82.06 respectively.

At the current price Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. is trading at, 183.53 (0.27% today), Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.92%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 31.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.61, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 33.52% after growing 58.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -24.60%, and -61.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 64.43, and the number of shares float is 62.95. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.60%, and institutional ownership is at 99.50%. The float short is 3.52%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.59. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.70%, and also a return on investment of 6.30%.

The ability for Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.9, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.38 and total debt/equity is 0.45. In terms of margins, Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has a gross margin of 22.70%, with its operating margin at 18.20%, and Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has a profit margin of 11.10%.

The 52 week high is -10.87%, with 70.66% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -5.56% and the 200 day simple moving average is 11.52%.

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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