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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 4118.33, and so far today it has a volume of 2133481. Performance year to date since the 6/22/2007 is -10.57%.

To help you determine whether The Blackstone Group L.P. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 86.35 and forward P/E is 8.47. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Blackstone Group L.P. has a value for PEG of 3.65. P/S ratio is 9.87 and the P/B ratio is 2.68. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 15.75 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price The Blackstone Group L.P. is trading at, 25.61 (1.21% today), The Blackstone Group L.P. has a dividend yield of 4.43%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 681.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.29, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 44.98% after growing -59.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -77.30%, and -62.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1195.74, and the number of shares float is 1129.51. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 51.00%. The float short is 1.14%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.11. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.00%, 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 1.04 and total debt/equity is 1.05. In terms of margins, The Blackstone Group L.P. has a gross margin of 91.30%, with its operating margin at 16.30%, and The Blackstone Group L.P. has a profit margin of 7.50%.

The 52 week high is -34.81%, with 18.64% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.81% and the 200 day simple moving average is -7.03%.

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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