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Is PPG Industries, Inc.(NYSE: PPG), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE: PPG) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983. PPG Industries, Inc. is in the Specialty Chemicals industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for PPG Industries, Inc., is 1393.9, and so far today it has a volume of 1345000. Performance year to date since the 4/6/1983 is 5.87%.

To help you determine whether PPG Industries, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.13 and forward P/E is 15.17. PEG perhaps more useful shows that PPG Industries, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.16. P/S ratio is 1.81 and the P/B ratio is 5.17. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 16.56 and 37 respectively.

At the current price PPG Industries, Inc. is trading at, 103.44 (0.08% today), PPG Industries, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.55%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 27.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.41, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.27% after growing 30.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 12.10%, and -0.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 267.2, and the number of shares float is 265.21. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.38%, and institutional ownership is at 74.40%. The float short is 1.64%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.13. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.50%, and also a return on investment of 15.80%.

The ability for PPG Industries, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 0.83 and total debt/equity is 0.96. In terms of margins, PPG Industries, Inc. has a gross margin of 44.80%, with its operating margin at 14.30%, and PPG Industries, Inc. has a profit margin of 9.60%.

The 52 week high is -10.92%, with 26.60% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.77% and the 200 day simple moving average is 0.05%.

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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