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Is Southern Copper Corp.(NYSE: SCCO), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Southern Copper Corp. (NYSE: SCCO) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/5/1996. Southern Copper Corp. is in the Copper industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Southern Copper Corp., is 1436.57, and so far today it has a volume of 5274. Performance year to date since the 1/5/1996 is 0.57%.

To help you determine whether Southern Copper Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 35.91 and forward P/E is 22.71. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Southern Copper Corp. has a value for PEG of 4.55. P/S ratio is 4.06 and the P/B ratio is 3.64. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 36.63 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Southern Copper Corp. is trading at, 25.99 (-0.57% today), Southern Copper Corp. has a dividend yield of 0.77%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 30.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.73, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.42% after growing -42.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -22.30%, and -3.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 771.64, and the number of shares float is 83.34. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 6.70%. The float short is 12.49%, with the short ratio at a value of 7.24. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.40%, and also a return on investment of 8.50%.

The ability for Southern Copper Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.9, and quick ratio is 1.7. Long term debt/equity is 1.07 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Southern Copper Corp. has a gross margin of 39.20%, with its operating margin at 24.30%, and Southern Copper Corp. has a profit margin of 11.40%.

The 52 week high is -16.68%, with 21.19% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.81% and the 200 day simple moving average is -0.92%.

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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