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Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 92393.43. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Royal Bank of Canada is 61.52 (with a change from open of -0.02%), this in conjunction with a target price of 64.26. Volume today has so far reached 235396, with an average volume of about 1043.2. The GAP for this stock, is 0.69%.

The P/E ratio is 11.72, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 11.28. The current EPS for Royal Bank of Canada, is 5.22, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 11.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 17.81%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Royal Bank of Canada, EPS is looking like it will grow 4.39% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 3.48%. Quarter over quarter is 13.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 7.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 12.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 5.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 52.30%. Shares outstanding is 1511.92, while shares float is at a value of 1511.92. Float short for Royal Bank of Canada is 1.82% and the short ratio is 26.35.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.16, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.16. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is , and the quick ratio is . The most recent gross margin is and their operating margin is 61.30%. The profit margin is 42.40%.

Royal Bank of Canada has seen returns on assets of 0.90%, and on investment, 17.20%. Return on equity is 16.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.36. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 5.08, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.91 and Price/cash is 0.33, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 9.

The simple moving averages are 0.05% and 8.83% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.07% and the 52 week low is 43.22%.

Royal Bank of Canada has a dividend yield of 4.21%, with a current price of 61.52. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 46.40%. This is in an industry, Money Center Banks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Royal Bank of Canada is based in Canada.

Performance in the Money Center Banks industry means that Royal Bank of Canada has seen performance for the past week of -1.18%, with performance for the month coming to -2.18%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 2.66%, and for the half year the performance is 13.50%. Volatility for this week is 1.36% and for the month this is 1.15%.

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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