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Is Canon Inc.(NYSE: CAJ), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/17/1980. Canon Inc. is in the Business Equipment industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Canon Inc., is 279.98, and so far today it has a volume of 335400. Performance year to date since the 3/17/1980 is -4.95%.

To help you determine whether Canon Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 14.71 and forward P/E is 15.89. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Canon Inc. has a value for PEG of 4.9. P/S ratio is 1.02 and the P/B ratio is 1.12. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.32 and 49.27 respectively.

At the current price Canon Inc. is trading at, 28.64 (1.60% today), Canon Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.64%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 76.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.95, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.12% after growing -12.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -17.50%, and -7.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1319.79, and the number of shares float is 1272.6. The senior management bring insider ownership to *TBA, and institutional ownership is at 1.60%. The float short is 0.17%, with the short ratio at a value of 7.63. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.70%, and also a return on investment of 8.10%.

The ability for Canon Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 0 and total debt/equity is 0.23. In terms of margins, Canon Inc. has a gross margin of 50.80%, with its operating margin at 8.80%, and Canon Inc. has a profit margin of 5.70%.

The 52 week high is -12.25%, with 7.67% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.56% and the 200 day simple moving average is -2.26%.

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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