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Is Reynolds American Inc.(NYSE: RAI), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/1/1999. Reynolds American Inc. is in the Cigarettes industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Reynolds American Inc., is 4238.11, and so far today it has a volume of 2421628. Performance year to date since the 6/1/1999 is 12.05%.

To help you determine whether Reynolds American Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.74 and forward P/E is 19.66. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Reynolds American Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.15. P/S ratio is 5.83 and the P/B ratio is 3.39. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 36.98 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Reynolds American Inc. is trading at, 50.6 (-0.52% today), Reynolds American Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.62%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 42.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.7, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.27% after growing 90.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -67.10%, and 33.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1413.24, and the number of shares float is 824.16. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 48.50%. The float short is 1.41%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.74. Management has seen a return on assets of 9.90%, and also a return on investment of 10.70%.

The ability for Reynolds American Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.62 and total debt/equity is 0.64. In terms of margins, Reynolds American Inc. has a gross margin of 57.90%, with its operating margin at 76.70%, and Reynolds American Inc. has a profit margin of 43.00%.

The 52 week high is -7.11%, with 46.53% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.31% and the 200 day simple moving average is 3.98%.

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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