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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 783.63, and so far today it has a volume of 535300. Performance year to date since the 2/17/1994 is 44.60%.

To help you determine whether Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 39.93 and forward P/E is 20.2. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.15. P/S ratio is 3.4 and the P/B ratio is 3.2. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 455.27 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. is trading at, 196.53 (-0.09% today), Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.81%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.92, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 32.31% after growing 58.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 760.70%, and 14.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 63.01, and the number of shares float is 62.96. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.70%, and institutional ownership is at *TBA. The float short is 5.69%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.57. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, 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 2, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.4 and total debt/equity is 0.44. In terms of margins, Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has a gross margin of 21.80%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -0.86%, with 82.34% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.26% and the 200 day simple moving average is 25.49%.

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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