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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 25192.47. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for The Allstate Corporation is 67.63 (with a change from open of 0.07%), this in conjunction with a target price of 74.44. Volume today has so far reached 386348, with an average volume of about 1704.26. The GAP for this stock, is 0.25%.

The P/E ratio is 17.15, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 10.86. The current EPS for The Allstate Corporation, is 3.93, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -19.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 10.20%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for The Allstate Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 41.46% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 11.54%. Quarter over quarter is -19.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 2.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 24.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 77.70%. Shares outstanding is 373.72, while shares float is at a value of 370.32. Float short for The Allstate Corporation is 0.93% and the short ratio is 2.02.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.27, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.27. 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 6.60%. The profit margin is 4.20%.

The Allstate Corporation has seen returns on assets of 1.50%, and on investment, 9.30%. Return on equity is 8.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.49. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.69, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.34 and Price/cash is 56.49, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 8.68.

The simple moving averages are -1.48% and 3.73% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.44% and the 52 week low is 22.52%.

The Allstate Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.96%, with a current price of 67.63. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 31.70%. This is in an industry, Property & Casualty Insurance, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. The Allstate Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry means that The Allstate Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -0.81%, with performance for the month coming to -2.00%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 1.98%, and for the half year the performance is 16.55%. Volatility for this week is 1.08% and for the month this is 0.93%.

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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