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Is Zoetis Inc.(NYSE: ZTS), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 2/1/2013. Zoetis Inc. is in the Drugs – Generic industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Zoetis Inc., is 3216.09, and so far today it has a volume of 2700500. Performance year to date since the 2/1/2013 is 8.47%.

To help you determine whether Zoetis Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 40.35 and forward P/E is 22.22. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Zoetis Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.13. P/S ratio is 5.28 and the P/B ratio is 18.92. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 38.96 and 52.31 respectively.

At the current price Zoetis Inc. is trading at, 51.65 (-1.02% today), Zoetis Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.74%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 35.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.28, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 21.92% after growing -31.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 707.10%, and 2.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 496.3, and the number of shares float is 494.52. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.01%, and institutional ownership is at 95.50%. The float short is 1.54%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.37. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.60%, and also a return on investment of 5.70%.

The ability for Zoetis Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 3.2, and quick ratio is 1.7. Long term debt/equity is 3.29 and total debt/equity is 3.29. In terms of margins, Zoetis Inc. has a gross margin of 64.90%, with its operating margin at 20.70%, and Zoetis Inc. has a profit margin of 13.20%.

The 52 week high is -1.88%, with 35.56% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.84% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.23%.

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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