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Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE: WY) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE: WY), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 24251.36. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Weyerhaeuser Co. is 32.39 (with a change from open of 1.28%), this in conjunction with a target price of 35.12. Volume today has so far reached 3916000, with an average volume of about 3940.64. The GAP for this stock, is 0.79%.

The P/E ratio is 46.81, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 27.08. The current EPS for Weyerhaeuser Co., is 0.69, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -36.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 11.45%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Weyerhaeuser Co., EPS is looking like it will grow 47.65% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.00%. Quarter over quarter is -27.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 23.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -25.80%. 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 0.20% and institutional ownership is 77.80%. Shares outstanding is 748.73, while shares float is at a value of 740.45. Float short for Weyerhaeuser Co. is 1.89% and the short ratio is 3.55.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.99, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.99. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.1, and the quick ratio is 1.9. The most recent gross margin is 21.70% and their operating margin is 13.40%. The profit margin is 7.00%.

Weyerhaeuser Co. has seen returns on assets of 2.70%, and on investment, 9.10%. Return on equity is 6.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 9.36. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.67, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.56 and Price/cash is 50, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 2.87% and 10.84% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -1.40% and the 52 week low is 51.47%.

Weyerhaeuser Co. has a dividend yield of 3.83%, with a current price of 32.39. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 160.10%. This is in an industry, Lumber, Wood Production, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Industrial Goods. Weyerhaeuser Co. is based in USA.

Performance in the Lumber, Wood Production industry means that Weyerhaeuser Co. has seen performance for the past week of 6.76%, with performance for the month coming to 3.37%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 11.89%, and for the half year the performance is 24.81%. Volatility for this week is 2.18% and for the month this is 2.00%.

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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