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Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 40554.19. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Sony Corporation is 32.2 (with a change from open of 0.34%), this in conjunction with a target price of 42.85. Volume today has so far reached 227644, with an average volume of about 1138.58. The GAP for this stock, is 0.94%.

The P/E ratio is 49.29, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.21. The current EPS for Sony Corporation, is 0.65, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 203.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 29.18%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Sony Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 231.75% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 19.90%. Quarter over quarter is -76.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -10.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 19.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at and institutional ownership is 6.80%. Shares outstanding is 1275.69, while shares float is at a value of 1002.98. Float short for Sony Corporation is 0.30% and the short ratio is 2.64.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.22, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.33. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 36.20% and their operating margin is 3.20%. The profit margin is 1.10%.

Sony Corporation has seen returns on assets of 0.50%, and on investment, 5.80%. Return on equity is 3.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.48. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.52, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.7 and Price/cash is 2.71, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 8.45.

The simple moving averages are 0.60% and 20.27% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.90% and the 52 week low is 61.81%.

Sony Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.57%, with a current price of 32.2. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 29.10%. This is in an industry, Electronic Equipment, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Sony Corporation is based in Japan.

Performance in the Electronic Equipment industry means that Sony Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -2.03%, with performance for the month coming to -1.79%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 13.86%, and for the half year the performance is 20.33%. Volatility for this week is 1.45% and for the month this is 1.25%.

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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