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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Time Warner Inc., TWX

Time Warner Inc., TWX is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Entertainment – Diversified in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Time Warner Inc., TWX  has a market cap of 60757.25. Since its IPO date on the 3/19/1992, Time Warner Inc., TWX performance year to date is 19.83%. Today Time Warner Inc., TWX has gained -1.39%, with a current price of 75.16.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 82.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 29.70%. Return of assets are at 6.40%, with return on investment at 11.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Time Warner Inc., TWX is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.02. While Total debt/equity is 1.02. With a profit margin of 14.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 43.60%, and operating margin of 25.30%. Time Warner Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.9, while the quick ratio is 1.6.

For the last year Time Warner Inc., TWX has seen a EPS growth of 4.10%. A performance for the year of 11.28%. The 52-week high is -7.11%, and the 52-week low is 37.62%. The average volume for Time Warner Inc., TWX is 197631.

With a target price of 88.03, can Time Warner Inc., TWX reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Time Warner Inc., TWX. Time Warner Inc. has a P/E of 15.3 and a forward P/E of 12.62. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.06. Time Warner Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.18 and 2.5 respectively. For P/cash, Time Warner Inc. has a value of 24.34, while it is 25.61 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 75.16, Time Warner Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.11%. We see a return on equity of 17.00%.

Looking more long-term Time Warner Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 14.42%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.32% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 4.10% for this year and for the last five years a 15.30% growth has been seen.

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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