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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Southern Copper Corp., SCCO

Southern Copper Corp., SCCO is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Copper in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, Southern Copper Corp., SCCO  has a market cap of 20211.44. Since its IPO date on the 1/5/1996, Southern Copper Corp., SCCO performance year to date is -2.51%. Today Southern Copper Corp., SCCO has gained -0.63%, with a current price of 25.18.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 6.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 30.20%. Return of assets are at 4.40%, with return on investment at 8.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Southern Copper Corp., SCCO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.07. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of 11.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 39.20%, and operating margin of 24.30%. Southern Copper Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.9, while the quick ratio is 1.7.

For the last year Southern Copper Corp., SCCO has seen a EPS growth of -42.40%. A performance for the year of -8.40%. The 52-week high is -19.28%, and the 52-week low is 17.42%. The average volume for Southern Copper Corp., SCCO is 21407.

With a target price of 28.52, can Southern Copper Corp., SCCO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Southern Copper Corp., SCCO. Southern Copper Corp. has a P/E of 34.81 and a forward P/E of 20.39. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.14. Southern Copper Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.07 and 3.53 respectively. For P/cash, Southern Copper Corp. has a value of 36.7, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 25.18, Southern Copper Corp. has a dividend yield of 0.79%. We see a return on equity of 10.40%.

Looking more long-term Southern Copper Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 16.30%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 17.15% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -42.40% for this year and for the last five years a -12.50% growth has been seen.

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