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

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Praxair Inc. (NYSE: PX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/17/1992. Praxair Inc. is in the Chemicals – Major Diversified industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Praxair Inc., is 1184.79, and so far today it has a volume of 988300. Performance year to date since the 6/17/1992 is 13.26%.

To help you determine whether Praxair Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.12 and forward P/E is 18.77. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Praxair Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.49. P/S ratio is 3.1 and the P/B ratio is 6.68. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 147.7 and 76.27 respectively.

At the current price Praxair Inc. is trading at, 114.36 (-0.33% today), Praxair Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.62%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 55.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.17, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.67% after growing -6.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -12.90%, and -9.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 285.43, and the number of shares float is 284.85. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 87.30%. The float short is 1.64%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.95. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.90%, and also a return on investment of 12.50%.

The ability for Praxair Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 1.3. Long term debt/equity is 1.89 and total debt/equity is 1.92. In terms of margins, Praxair Inc. has a gross margin of 44.80%, with its operating margin at 21.40%, and Praxair Inc. has a profit margin of 14.10%.

The 52 week high is -4.08%, with 21.31% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.12% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.24%.

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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