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Is Canon Inc.(NYSE: CAJ), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/17/1980. Canon Inc. is in the Business Equipment industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Canon Inc., is 267.29, and so far today it has a volume of 181700. Performance year to date since the 3/17/1980 is -4.65%.

To help you determine whether Canon Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 15.8 and forward P/E is 15.76. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Canon Inc. has a value for PEG of 5.27. P/S ratio is 1.07 and the P/B ratio is 1.17. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.59 and 42.7 respectively.

At the current price Canon Inc. is trading at, 28.73 (0.35% today), Canon Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.63%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 82.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.82, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.23% after growing -12.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -21.60%, and -11.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1349.56, and the number of shares float is 1272.61. The senior management bring insider ownership to *TBA, and institutional ownership is at 1.60%. The float short is 0.15%, with the short ratio at a value of 7.03. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.40%, and also a return on investment of 8.10%.

The ability for Canon Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0 and total debt/equity is 0.23. In terms of margins, Canon Inc. has a gross margin of 50.40%, with its operating margin at 8.10%, and Canon Inc. has a profit margin of 5.50%.

The 52 week high is -10.11%, with 8.01% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.96% and the 200 day simple moving average is -0.79%.

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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