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Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE: TRI) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE: TRI), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 30431.58. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Thomson Reuters Corporation is 40.99 (with a change from open of 0.20%), this in conjunction with a target price of 42.76. Volume today has so far reached 354288, with an average volume of about 866.86. The GAP for this stock, is 1.11%.

The P/E ratio is 26.38, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.52. The current EPS for Thomson Reuters Corporation, is 1.53, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -32.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 9.68%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Thomson Reuters Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 14.65% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 11.35%. Quarter over quarter is 47.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -1.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 8.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -1.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 55.00% and institutional ownership is 38.10%. Shares outstanding is 752.14, while shares float is at a value of 292.22. Float short for Thomson Reuters Corporation is 2.32% and the short ratio is 7.82.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.58, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.76. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.8. The most recent gross margin is 92.40% and their operating margin is 14.00%. The profit margin is 11.00%.

Thomson Reuters Corporation has seen returns on assets of 4.40%, and on investment, 7.90%. Return on equity is 10.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.32. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.6, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.57 and Price/cash is 42.5, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 38.28.

The simple moving averages are -1.80% and 4.46% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -5.39% and the 52 week low is 23.85%.

Thomson Reuters Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.36%, with a current price of 40.99. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 80.30%. This is in an industry, Publishing – Periodicals, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Thomson Reuters Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Publishing – Periodicals industry means that Thomson Reuters Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -0.52%, with performance for the month coming to -2.74%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -0.66%, and for the half year the performance is 4.67%. Volatility for this week is 1.57% and for the month this is 1.22%.

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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