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Is The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.(NYSE: HIG), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/15/1995. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. is in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry and Financial sector. Average volume for The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., is 2989.41, and so far today it has a volume of 3925600. Performance year to date since the 12/15/1995 is -4.31%.

To help you determine whether The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 12.69 and forward P/E is 10.05. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.86. P/S ratio is 0.86 and the P/B ratio is 0.87. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 34.06 and 8.78 respectively.

At the current price The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. is trading at, 40.98 (-1.25% today), The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.05%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 25.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.23, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 24.79% after growing 34.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -43.80%, and -0.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 383.14, and the number of shares float is 382.97. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 91.80%. The float short is 1.65%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.11. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.60%, and also a return on investment of 8.80%.

The ability for The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.25 and total debt/equity is 0.29. In terms of margins, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 9.70%, and The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. has a profit margin of 7.30%.

The 52 week high is -15.44%, with 13.81% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.55% and the 200 day simple moving average is -4.11%.

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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