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Is TransCanada Corporation(NYSE: TRP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. TransCanada Corporation (NYSE: TRP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/30/1987. TransCanada Corporation is in the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for TransCanada Corporation, is 1047.72, and so far today it has a volume of 403135. Performance year to date since the 12/30/1987 is 45.27%.

To help you determine whether TransCanada Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 22.36. PEG perhaps more useful shows that TransCanada Corporation has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 4.35 and the P/B ratio is 3.12. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 27.93 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price TransCanada Corporation is trading at, 45.58 (-1.65% today), TransCanada Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.75%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -1.54, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.86% after growing -171.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -14.10%, and 4.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 791.26, and the number of shares float is 791.26. The senior management bring insider ownership to *TBA, and institutional ownership is at 60.20%. The float short is 1.18%, with the short ratio at a value of 8.9. Management has seen a return on assets of -2.10%, and also a return on investment of -0.50%.

The ability for TransCanada Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.5, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 3.02 and total debt/equity is 3.18. In terms of margins, TransCanada Corporation has a gross margin of 53.00%, with its operating margin at -4.60%, and TransCanada Corporation has a profit margin of -13.00%.

The 52 week high is -4.01%, with 63.96% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.59% and the 200 day simple moving average is 23.42%.

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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