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Is Tenaris S.A.(NYSE: TS), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Tenaris S.A. (NYSE: TS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/16/2002. Tenaris S.A. is in the Metal Fabrication industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Tenaris S.A., is 2570.06, and so far today it has a volume of 1356052. Performance year to date since the 12/16/2002 is 14.88%.

To help you determine whether Tenaris S.A. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 46.39. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Tenaris S.A. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 2.52 and the P/B ratio is 1.34. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6 and 41.77 respectively.

At the current price Tenaris S.A. is trading at, 25.88 (-3.14% today), Tenaris S.A. has a dividend yield of 3.37%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -0.54, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 160.63% after growing -106.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -92.90%, and -44.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 576.35, and the number of shares float is 233.47. The senior management bring insider ownership to 60.60%, and institutional ownership is at 19.50%. The float short is 5.70%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.18. Management has seen a return on assets of -2.10%, and also a return on investment of -0.60%.

The ability for Tenaris S.A., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 3, and quick ratio is 2.1. Long term debt/equity is 0 and total debt/equity is 0.08. In terms of margins, Tenaris S.A. has a gross margin of 28.40%, with its operating margin at -2.30%, and Tenaris S.A. has a profit margin of -5.20%.

The 52 week high is -12.98%, with 42.91% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -6.07% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.05%.

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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