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Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 15479.44. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Symantec Corporation is 25.19 (with a change from open of -0.08%), this in conjunction with a target price of 24.7. Volume today has so far reached 4193657, with an average volume of about 10193.42. The GAP for this stock, is 0.00%.

The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of 14.61. The current EPS for Symantec Corporation, is -1.34, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -882.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 51.39%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Symantec Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 53.61% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.10%. Quarter over quarter is -37.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -41.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -29.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -10.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 1.00% and institutional ownership is 97.60%. Shares outstanding is 614.02, while shares float is at a value of 614.02. Float short for Symantec Corporation is 3.86% and the short ratio is 2.33.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.69, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.85. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2, and the quick ratio is . The most recent gross margin is 82.90% and their operating margin is . The profit margin is .

Symantec Corporation has seen returns on assets of , and on investment, -12.90%. Return on equity is . Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 5.19, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.11 and Price/cash is 2.53, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are 12.29% and 36.61% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -0.67% and the 52 week low is 73.50%.

Symantec Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.19%, with a current price of 25.19. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is . This is in an industry, Security Software & Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Symantec Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Security Software & Services industry means that Symantec Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 2.94%, with performance for the month coming to 10.35%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 26.65%, and for the half year the performance is 59.53%. Volatility for this week is 2.50% and for the month this is 1.80%.

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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