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Is SunTrust Banks, Inc.(NYSE: STI), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/30/1987. SunTrust Banks, Inc. is in the Money Center Banks industry and Financial sector. Average volume for SunTrust Banks, Inc., is 4086.49, and so far today it has a volume of 4486800. Performance year to date since the 12/30/1987 is -1.03%.

To help you determine whether SunTrust Banks, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 11.49 and forward P/E is 11.53. PEG perhaps more useful shows that SunTrust Banks, Inc. has a value for PEG of 9.83. P/S ratio is 3.92 and the P/B ratio is 0.93. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 1.86 and 8.15 respectively.

At the current price SunTrust Banks, Inc. is trading at, 41.87 (1.04% today), SunTrust Banks, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.29%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 26.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.65, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 4.43% after growing 10.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 7.70%, and 10.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 505.48, and the number of shares float is 499.68. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 83.10%. The float short is 1.72%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.1. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.00%, and also a return on investment of 12.50%.

The ability for SunTrust Banks, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.37 and total debt/equity is 0.37. In terms of margins, SunTrust Banks, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 86.90%, and SunTrust Banks, Inc. has a profit margin of 34.80%.

The 52 week high is -6.41%, with 36.47% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.51% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.52%.

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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