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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 4460.1, and so far today it has a volume of 622199. Performance year to date since the 6/22/2007 is 1.44%.

To help you determine whether The Blackstone Group L.P. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 71.52 and forward P/E is 9.5. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Blackstone Group L.P. has a value for PEG of 2.74. P/S ratio is 11.25 and the P/B ratio is 2.97. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 15.3 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price The Blackstone Group L.P. is trading at, 28.26 (-0.21% today), The Blackstone Group L.P. has a dividend yield of 5.08%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 370.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.4, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 43.34% 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 1205.59, and the number of shares float is 1124.25. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 52.70%. The float short is 1.06%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.68. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.00%, 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 1.09 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 32.40%, and The Blackstone Group L.P. has a profit margin of 15.00%.

The 52 week high is -19.43%, with 32.67% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 10.17% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.01%.

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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