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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 3357.72, and so far today it has a volume of 875533. Performance year to date since the 2/1/2013 is 3.68%.

To help you determine whether Zoetis Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 65.22 and forward P/E is 21.5. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Zoetis Inc. has a value for PEG of 5.19. P/S ratio is 5.11 and the P/B ratio is 21.1. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 36.51 and 95.53 respectively.

At the current price Zoetis Inc. is trading at, 50.25 (1.78% today), Zoetis Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.77%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 46.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.76, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 23.04% after growing -41.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 25.00%, and 5.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 499.2, and the number of shares float is 495.81. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.01%, and institutional ownership is at 91.60%. The float short is 1.36%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.01. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.30%, and also a return on investment of 5.70%.

The ability for Zoetis Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.8, and quick ratio is 1.6. Long term debt/equity is 3.83 and total debt/equity is 3.84. In terms of margins, Zoetis Inc. has a gross margin of 64.10%, with its operating margin at 13.40%, and Zoetis Inc. has a profit margin of 7.80%.

The 52 week high is -0.04%, with 34.28% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.95% and the 200 day simple moving average is 11.55%.

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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