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Philip Morris International, Inc. (NYSE: PM) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Philip Morris International, Inc. (NYSE: PM), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 154217.72. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Philip Morris International, Inc. is 99.41 (with a change from open of -0.15%), this in conjunction with a target price of 105.4. Volume today has so far reached 3972500, with an average volume of about 4139.43. The GAP for this stock, is 0.23%.

The P/E ratio is 23.75, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 20.26. The current EPS for Philip Morris International, Inc., is 4.19, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -7.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 16.62%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Philip Morris International, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 9.36% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 8.27%. Quarter over quarter is -5.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -3.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 2.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -0.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 72.20%. Shares outstanding is 1551.33, while shares float is at a value of 1548.03. Float short for Philip Morris International, Inc. is 0.65% and the short ratio is 2.41.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is *TBA, while the total debt/equity comes to *TBA. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 0.6. The most recent gross margin is 64.60% and their operating margin is 38.70%. The profit margin is 24.90%.

Philip Morris International, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 19.20%, and on investment, 52.10%. Return on equity is -49.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.87. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 5.92, with Price/book ratio coming to *TBA and Price/cash is 40.43, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 2528.16.

The simple moving averages are 0.67% and 4.98% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.61% and the 52 week low is 32.94%.

Philip Morris International, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.18%, with a current price of 99.41. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 97.50%. This is in an industry, Cigarettes, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Philip Morris International, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Cigarettes industry means that Philip Morris International, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.21%, with performance for the month coming to 0.18%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 1.84%, and for the half year the performance is 31.91%. Volatility for this week is 1.02% and for the month this is 1.34%.

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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