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Is Royal Bank of Canada(NYSE: RY), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/16/1995. Royal Bank of Canada is in the Money Center Banks industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Royal Bank of Canada, is 1161.58, and so far today it has a volume of 924400. Performance year to date since the 10/16/1995 is 13.66%.

To help you determine whether Royal Bank of Canada is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 11.66 and forward P/E is 8.39. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Royal Bank of Canada has a value for PEG of 1.64. P/S ratio is 4.9 and the P/B ratio is 1.89. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 0.34 and 3.76 respectively.

At the current price Royal Bank of Canada is trading at, 59.56 (0.34% today), Royal Bank of Canada has a dividend yield of 4.30%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 47.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.11, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.62% after growing 11.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -0.70%, and 8.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1489.8, and the number of shares float is 1489.8. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 52.30%. The float short is 2.01%, with the short ratio at a value of 25.77. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.90%, and also a return on investment of 17.20%.

The ability for Royal Bank of Canada, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.16 and total debt/equity is 0.16. In terms of margins, Royal Bank of Canada has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 61.20%, and Royal Bank of Canada has a profit margin of 41.50%.

The 52 week high is -6.10%, with 37.26% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.09% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.61%.

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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