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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 2378.04, and so far today it has a volume of 31890. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 14.02%.

To help you determine whether Lam Research Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.96 and forward P/E is 12.02. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Lam Research Corporation has a value for PEG of 1.89. P/S ratio is 2.46 and the P/B ratio is 2.51. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.15 and 16.62 respectively.

At the current price Lam Research Corporation is trading at, 89.65 (-0.23% today), Lam Research Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.34%, 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 7.23% 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 159.08, 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 19.88%, with the short ratio at a value of 13.28. 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 -4.42%, with 48.19% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.13% and the 200 day simple moving average is 14.10%.

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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