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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 38341. It is in the Business Equipment industry and sector Consumer Goods, with a current P/E of 15.63, a forward P/E of 15.58 and EPS of 1.82. At a stock price of 28.41 (-0.70%) it has a dividend yield of 4.68%.

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 13.23% and more long-term 3.00% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -21.60%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 0.50% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -11.70%.

For performance, Canon Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -1.66%. For the last month performance for Canon Inc. is 2.60%. While the last quarter is -0.56% and half year, 0.74%. Finally for the year, performance is -7.25%.

The 52-week high for Canon Inc., is at -11.11%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 6.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.33% and -2.01% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 0.74%, and for the month it is 0.58%. 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 50.40%, while operating margin is 8.10%, the profit margin is 5.50%. The current ratio is 1.3 and the quick ratio is 1.

Insider ownership is at *TBA, with instituitional ownership at 1.60%. Canon Inc. has a payout ratio of 82.10%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 1349.56. The shares float is 1272.61, with the float short at 0.15%, with short ratio coming to 7.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Canon Inc., get 4.40%, with its returns on investment at 8.10%. Return on equity is 7.00%. 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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