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

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/5/2005. CBS Corporation is in the Entertainment – Diversified industry and Services sector. Average volume for CBS Corporation, is 3687.7, and so far today it has a volume of 4410100. Performance year to date since the 12/5/2005 is 14.27%.

To help you determine whether CBS Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 15.87 and forward P/E is 12.13. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CBS Corporation has a value for PEG of 0.92. P/S ratio is 1.65 and the P/B ratio is 4.47. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 134.39 and 18.64 respectively.

At the current price CBS Corporation is trading at, 53.36 (1.41% today), CBS Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.35%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 17.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.36, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.53% after growing 18.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 38.60%, and 2.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 443.27, and the number of shares float is 401.54. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 86.10%. The float short is 3.61%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.93. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.70%, and also a return on investment of 13.10%.

The ability for CBS Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.7, and quick ratio is 1.3. Long term debt/equity is 1.53 and total debt/equity is 1.56. In terms of margins, CBS Corporation has a gross margin of 40.60%, with its operating margin at 18.80%, and CBS Corporation has a profit margin of 11.10%.

The 52 week high is -8.03%, with 40.27% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.26% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.15%.

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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