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Kyocera Corp. (NYSE: KYO) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Kyocera Corp. (NYSE: KYO), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 17876.72. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Kyocera Corp. is 48.23 (with a change from open of 0.08%), this in conjunction with a target price of 43.81. Volume today has so far reached 4697, with an average volume of about 8.67. The GAP for this stock, is 0.50%.

The P/E ratio is 18.92, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 22.94. The current EPS for Kyocera Corp., is 2.54, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -5.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 3.99%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Kyocera Corp., EPS is looking like it will grow 2.45% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 25.00%. Quarter over quarter is -44.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -5.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -2.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 3.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 13.20% and institutional ownership is 0.40%. Shares outstanding is 372.82, while shares float is at a value of 319.74. Float short for Kyocera Corp. is 0.01% and the short ratio is 5.1.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.01, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.01. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 4.3, and the quick ratio is 3.3. The most recent gross margin is 25.70% and their operating margin is 5.00%. The profit margin is 6.50%.

Kyocera Corp. has seen returns on assets of 3.10%, and on investment, 2.60%. Return on equity is 4.20%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.76. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.25, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.8 and Price/cash is 2.83, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 23.57.

The simple moving averages are 0.06% and 3.78% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -5.30% and the 52 week low is 26.89%.

Kyocera Corp. has a dividend yield of 2.04%, with a current price of 48.23. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 38.60%. This is in an industry, Diversified Electronics, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Kyocera Corp. is based in Japan.

Performance in the Diversified Electronics industry means that Kyocera Corp. has seen performance for the past week of -1.32%, with performance for the month coming to -2.06%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -1.05%, and for the half year the performance is -4.06%. Volatility for this week is 0.95% and for the month this is 0.95%.

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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