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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Shaw Communications, Inc. (NYSE:SJR)?

The company in question is, Shaw Communications, Inc. (NYSE:SJR) currently with a stock price of 20.49 (0.79% today). The market cap for Shaw Communications, Inc. is 10107.72, and is in the sector Services, and CATV Systems industry. The target price for Shaw Communications, Inc. is 20.3. Currently Shaw Communications, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 22.62, and a forward P/E of 14.91. Average volume for Shaw Communications, Inc. is 495.39 and so far today it is 293200.

Performance in the last year for Shaw Communications, Inc. has been 8.76%. For EPS growth, Shaw Communications, Inc. has seen a growth of -2.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 20.10%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 7.50% over the last five years and could be -4.30% for the next five years. Shaw Communications, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -49.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -84.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.64%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 11.32%.

Since the IPO date for Shaw Communications, Inc. on the 7/1/1998, Shaw Communications, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 23.12%. With Shaw Communications, Inc. trading at 20.49, the dividend yield is 4.44%, and the EPS is 0.91.

So could Shaw Communications, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 22.62. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 2.63 and the P/B is at 2.12. The P/cash is 39.87, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Shaw Communications, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.5, and the quick ratio is 0.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.87, and total debt/equity at 0.94.

In terms of margins, Shaw Communications, Inc. has a gross margin of 43.40%, an operating margin of 31.30% and a profit margin of 31.10%.Payout ratio for Shaw Communications, Inc. is 47.00%. Return on assets come to 10.30% with return on investment coming to 10.40%.

Insider ownership for Shaw Communications, Inc., is at 13.20% and institutional ownership comes to 61.00%. Outstanding shares are at 493.3. While shares float is 407.33. The float short is currently 1.70%, and short ratio is 13.97.

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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