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Is Honda Motor Co., Ltd.(NYSE: HMC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE: HMC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/17/1980. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is in the Auto Manufacturers – Major industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is 841.35, and so far today it has a volume of 64327. Performance year to date since the 3/17/1980 is -8.30%.

To help you determine whether Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 16.15 and forward P/E is 10.14. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has a value for PEG of 0.84. P/S ratio is 0.38 and the P/B ratio is 0.83. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.07 and 27.97 respectively.

At the current price Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is trading at, 29.78 (1.71% today), Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has a dividend yield of 2.97%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 47.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.81, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.51% after growing -32.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -6.10%, and -6.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1817.25, and the number of shares float is 1715.74. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 3.30%. The float short is 0.08%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.63. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.80%, and also a return on investment of 2.00%.

The ability for Honda Motor Co., Ltd., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.1, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 0.52 and total debt/equity is 0.97. In terms of margins, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has a gross margin of 22.60%, with its operating margin at 3.70%, and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has a profit margin of 2.30%.

The 52 week high is -12.82%, with 23.93% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 11.29% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.18%.

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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