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The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 40920.58. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for The Charles Schwab Corporation is 31.29 (with a change from open of 1.86%), this in conjunction with a target price of 31.59. Volume today has so far reached 3040653, with an average volume of about 9780.51. The GAP for this stock, is 0.62%.

The P/E ratio is 26.36, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 20.8. The current EPS for The Charles Schwab Corporation, is 1.16, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 7.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -6.60%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for The Charles Schwab Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 16.79% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 19.65%. Quarter over quarter is 22.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 17.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 22.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 7.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 77.90%. Shares outstanding is 1340.34, while shares float is at a value of 1163.9. Float short for The Charles Schwab Corporation is 2.09% and the short ratio is 2.48.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.22, while the total debt/equity comes to 11.34. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is , and the quick ratio is . The most recent gross margin is 97.90% and their operating margin is 37.10%. The profit margin is 21.90%.

The Charles Schwab Corporation has seen returns on assets of 0.80%, and on investment, 1.00%. Return on equity is 12.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.34. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 5.82, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.15 and Price/cash is 3.15, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 14.93.

The simple moving averages are 6.67% and 10.39% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.68% and the 52 week low is 46.17%.

The Charles Schwab Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.92%, with a current price of 31.29. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 21.30%. This is in an industry, Investment Brokerage – National, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. The Charles Schwab Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Investment Brokerage – National industry means that The Charles Schwab Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -0.39%, with performance for the month coming to 1.39%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 7.83%, and for the half year the performance is 3.48%. Volatility for this week is 2.04% and for the month this is 1.84%.

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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