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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 1170.81, and so far today it has a volume of 872400. Performance year to date since the 12/14/1993 is 13.86%.

To help you determine whether Simon Property Group Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 38.35 and forward P/E is 31.32. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Simon Property Group Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.85. P/S ratio is 12.79 and the P/B ratio is 14.79. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 77.4 and 29.5 respectively.

At the current price Simon Property Group Inc. is trading at, 216.02 (0.26% today), Simon Property Group Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.06%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 112.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.63, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.61% after growing 32.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -4.60%, and -2.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 316.86, and the number of shares float is 311.99. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.72%, and institutional ownership is at 98.60%. The float short is 1.80%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.79. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.60%, 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 5.01 and total debt/equity is 5.01. In terms of margins, Simon Property Group Inc. has a gross margin of 81.90%, with its operating margin at 49.40%, and Simon Property Group Inc. has a profit margin of 32.70%.

The 52 week high is -4.98%, with 28.97% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.36% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.82%.

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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