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Is The Blackstone Group L.P.(NYSE: BX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/22/2007. The Blackstone Group L.P. is in the Asset Management industry and Financial sector. Average volume for The Blackstone Group L.P., is 3883, and so far today it has a volume of 2579300. Performance year to date since the 6/22/2007 is -9.77%.

To help you determine whether The Blackstone Group L.P. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 63.61 and forward P/E is 8.46. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Blackstone Group L.P. has a value for PEG of 2.42. P/S ratio is 9.72 and the P/B ratio is 2.64. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 13.21 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price The Blackstone Group L.P. is trading at, 25.19 (-1.33% today), The Blackstone Group L.P. has a dividend yield of 5.72%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 424.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.4, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 43.15% after growing -59.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 41.50%, and -2.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1170.68, and the number of shares float is 1124.24. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 51.80%. The float short is 0.81%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.34. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.30%, and also a return on investment of 11.00%.

The ability for The Blackstone Group L.P., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 1.09 and total debt/equity is 1.1. In terms of margins, The Blackstone Group L.P. has a gross margin of 92.30%, with its operating margin at 22.10%, and The Blackstone Group L.P. has a profit margin of 10.00%.

The 52 week high is -24.03%, with 18.25% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -6.19% and the 200 day simple moving average is -3.78%.

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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