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The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 16268.56. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. is 42.03 (with a change from open of 0.04%), this in conjunction with a target price of 46.92. Volume today has so far reached 1218615, with an average volume of about 3169.44. The GAP for this stock, is 0.50%.

The P/E ratio is 12.95, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 10.25. The current EPS for The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., is 3.23, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 34.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -2.39%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 24.68% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 6.83%. Quarter over quarter is -43.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -0.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 9.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -3.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 91.80%. Shares outstanding is 389.2, while shares float is at a value of 382.98. Float short for The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. is 1.35% and the short ratio is 1.64.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.25, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.29. 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 9.70%. The profit margin is 7.30%.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 0.60%, and on investment, 8.80%. Return on equity is 7.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.89. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.89, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.88 and Price/cash is 35.29, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 9.1.

The simple moving averages are 1.41% and -1.39% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -13.29% and the 52 week low is 16.72%.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.01%, with a current price of 42.03. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 25.30%. This is in an industry, Property & Casualty Insurance, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry means that The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 1.83%, with performance for the month coming to 5.05%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -4.50%, and for the half year the performance is -6.97%. Volatility for this week is 1.90% and for the month this is 1.54%.

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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