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Is Lam Research Corporation(NASDAQ: LRCX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ: LRCX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990. Lam Research Corporation is in the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Lam Research Corporation, is 2621.39, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 11.96%.

To help you determine whether Lam Research Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.6 and forward P/E is 12.81. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Lam Research Corporation has a value for PEG of 1.5. P/S ratio is 2.41 and the P/B ratio is 2.47. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.09 and 16.32 respectively.

At the current price Lam Research Corporation is trading at, 88.24 (0.00% today), Lam Research Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.36%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 24.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.5, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.29% after growing 2.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -29.20%, and -5.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 159.04, and the number of shares float is 158.85. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at *TBA. The float short is 19.13%, with the short ratio at a value of 11.59. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.10%, and also a return on investment of 9.10%.

The ability for Lam Research Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 3, and quick ratio is 2.6. Long term debt/equity is 0.28 and total debt/equity is 0.45. In terms of margins, Lam Research Corporation has a gross margin of 44.00%, with its operating margin at 16.40%, and Lam Research Corporation has a profit margin of 13.50%.

The 52 week high is -0.08%, with 45.86% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 9.84% and the 200 day simple moving average is 16.58%.

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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