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Is XL Group Ltd(NYSE: XL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. XL Group Ltd (NYSE: XL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/19/1991. XL Group Ltd is in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry and Financial sector. Average volume for XL Group Ltd, is 2270.88, and so far today it has a volume of 1816500. Performance year to date since the 7/19/1991 is -8.50%.

To help you determine whether XL Group Ltd is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 8.73 and forward P/E is 10.19. PEG perhaps more useful shows that XL Group Ltd has a value for PEG of 0.5. P/S ratio is 0.99 and the P/B ratio is 0.88. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.65 and 55.89 respectively.

At the current price XL Group Ltd is trading at, 35.22 (-0.56% today), XL Group Ltd has a dividend yield of 2.27%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 18.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.03, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 78.80% after growing 498.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -47.00%, and 65.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 291.97, and the number of shares float is 272.82. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 95.40%. The float short is 2.61%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.13. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.00%, and also a return on investment of 8.10%.

The ability for XL Group Ltd, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.23 and total debt/equity is 0.23. In terms of margins, XL Group Ltd has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 10.60%, and XL Group Ltd has a profit margin of 11.50%.

The 52 week high is -11.44%, with 16.83% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.51% and the 200 day simple moving average is 1.69%.

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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