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Is Sony Corporation(NYSE: SNE), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/26/1974. Sony Corporation is in the Electronic Equipment industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Sony Corporation, is 1136.54, and so far today it has a volume of 1112300. Performance year to date since the 7/26/1974 is 30.60%.

To help you determine whether Sony Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 49.07 and forward P/E is 15.83. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Sony Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.47. P/S ratio is 0.52 and the P/B ratio is 1.69. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 2.7 and 8.42 respectively.

At the current price Sony Corporation is trading at, 32.14 (-0.06% today), Sony Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.56%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 29.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.66, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 232.79% after growing 203.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -76.60%, and -10.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1276.3, and the number of shares float is 1002.98. The senior management bring insider ownership to *TBA, and institutional ownership is at 6.80%. The float short is 0.33%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.92. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.50%, and also a return on investment of 5.80%.

The ability for Sony Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.22 and total debt/equity is 0.33. In terms of margins, Sony Corporation has a gross margin of 36.20%, with its operating margin at 3.20%, and Sony Corporation has a profit margin of 1.10%.

The 52 week high is -4.63%, with 61.51% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.04% and the 200 day simple moving average is 21.51%.

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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