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Is Simon Property Group Inc.(NYSE: SPG), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/14/1993. Simon Property Group Inc. is in the REIT – Retail industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Simon Property Group Inc., is 1347.67, and so far today it has a volume of 355243. Performance year to date since the 12/14/1993 is 18.75%.

To help you determine whether Simon Property Group Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 39.81 and forward P/E is 33.41. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Simon Property Group Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.92. P/S ratio is 13.04 and the P/B ratio is 15.44. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 87.26 and 33.62 respectively.

At the current price Simon Property Group Inc. is trading at, 227 (-0.02% today), Simon Property Group Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.91%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 109.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.7, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.02% after growing 32.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -10.30%, and 9.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 309.42, and the number of shares float is 307.18. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.72%, and institutional ownership is at 99.70%. The float short is 1.94%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.42. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.70%, and also a return on investment of 10.40%.

The ability for Simon Property Group Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 5.05 and total debt/equity is 5.05. In terms of margins, Simon Property Group Inc. has a gross margin of 82.10%, with its operating margin at 50.10%, and Simon Property Group Inc. has a profit margin of 32.80%.

The 52 week high is -0.92%, with 34.49% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 7.85% and the 200 day simple moving average is 14.97%.

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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