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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 1434.76, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 4/6/1983 is 10.83%.

To help you determine whether PPG Industries, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.67 and forward P/E is 15.52. PEG perhaps more useful shows that PPG Industries, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.01. P/S ratio is 1.9 and the P/B ratio is 5.64. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 28.24 and 19.98 respectively.

At the current price PPG Industries, Inc. is trading at, 108.7 (0.00% today), PPG Industries, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.47%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 27.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.26, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.12% after growing 30.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 10.60%, and 0.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 267.6, and the number of shares float is 265.67. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 74.30%. The float short is 1.30%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.41. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.20%, and also a return on investment of 15.80%.

The ability for PPG Industries, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 0.82 and total debt/equity is 0.83. In terms of margins, PPG Industries, Inc. has a gross margin of 44.30%, with its operating margin at 12.90%, and PPG Industries, Inc. has a profit margin of 9.30%.

The 52 week high is -6.76%, with 32.53% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.62% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.41%.

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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