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How has Canon Inc.:(NYSE:CAJ) performed recently?

Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 38486.83. It is in the Business Equipment industry and sector Consumer Goods, with a current P/E of 15.12, a forward P/E of 15.53 and EPS of 1.86. At a stock price of 28.12 (-0.14%) it has a dividend yield of 4.72%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 0.20%, more recently this last year it has grown by -12.00%. The next year growth is going to be about 13.17% and more long-term 3.00% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -17.50%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 0.50% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -7.00%.

For performance, Canon Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -1.68%. For the last month performance for Canon Inc. is -1.88%. While the last quarter is -6.82% and half year, 1.84%. Finally for the year, performance is -13.27%.

The 52-week high for Canon Inc., is at -13.85%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 5.71%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.48% and -3.98% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 0.64%, and for the month it is 0.97%. Canon Inc., has a target price of 28.57.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0, and for total debt/equity Canon Inc. has 0.23. The gross margin is 50.80%, while operating margin is 8.80%, the profit margin is 5.70%. The current ratio is 1.3 and the quick ratio is 0.9.

Insider ownership is at *TBA, with instituitional ownership at 1.60%. Canon Inc. has a payout ratio of 76.40%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 1366.72. The shares float is 1272.6, with the float short at 0.17%, with short ratio coming to 7.07.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Canon Inc., get 4.70%, with its returns on investment at 8.10%. Return on equity is 7.30%. So will the investors see the target price of 28.57, reached soon?

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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