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SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 22704.67. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for SunTrust Banks, Inc. is 44.55 (with a change from open of -1.18%), this in conjunction with a target price of 45.35. Volume today has so far reached 1908479, with an average volume of about 3196.25. The GAP for this stock, is -1.36%.

The P/E ratio is 12.38, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.61. The current EPS for SunTrust Banks, Inc., is 3.69, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 10.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 8.68%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for SunTrust Banks, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 3.16% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 2.73%. Quarter over quarter is 5.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 9.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 86.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -3.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 84.10%. Shares outstanding is 496.82, while shares float is at a value of 488.62. Float short for SunTrust Banks, Inc. is 2.07% and the short ratio is 3.17.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.53, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.53. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 84.90%. The profit margin is 34.20%.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 1.00%, and on investment, 12.50%. Return on equity is 8.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 4.53. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.1, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.99 and Price/cash is 1.87, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 12.94.

The simple moving averages are 2.52% and 11.70% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.13% and the 52 week low is 46.08%.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.28%, with a current price of 44.55. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 25.70%. This is in an industry, Money Center Banks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. SunTrust Banks, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Money Center Banks industry means that SunTrust Banks, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.07%, with performance for the month coming to 4.36%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 4.83%, and for the half year the performance is 19.10%. Volatility for this week is 1.59% and for the month this is 1.89%.

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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