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Is Pentair plc(NYSE: PNR), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 5/3/1973. Pentair plc is in the Industrial Equipment & Components industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Pentair plc, is 1432.4, and so far today it has a volume of 711213. Performance year to date since the 5/3/1973 is 31.28%.

To help you determine whether Pentair plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 14.49. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Pentair plc has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 1.76 and the P/B ratio is 2.77. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 66.62 and 21.17 respectively.

At the current price Pentair plc is trading at, 62.5 (-2.07% today), Pentair plc has a dividend yield of 2.13%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -0.44, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.95% after growing -111.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -3.40%, and 4.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 180.89, and the number of shares float is 179.93. The senior management bring insider ownership to 7.60%, and institutional ownership is at 97.40%. The float short is 5.18%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.51. Management has seen a return on assets of -0.70%, and also a return on investment of 0.40%.

The ability for Pentair plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 1.09 and total debt/equity is 1.09. In terms of margins, Pentair plc has a gross margin of 33.80%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Pentair plc has a profit margin of -1.30%.

The 52 week high is -2.81%, with 52.06% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.42% and the 200 day simple moving average is 16.27%.

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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