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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Auto Manufacturers РMajor in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in Japan, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC  has a market cap of 52860.1. Since its IPO date on the 3/17/1980, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC performance year to date is -9.24%. Today Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC has gained -0.17%, with a current price of 28.98.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 3.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 47.60%. Return of assets are at 1.80%, with return on investment at 2.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.52. While Total debt/equity is 0.97. With a profit margin of 2.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 22.60%, and operating margin of 3.70%. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC has seen a EPS growth of -32.40%. A performance for the year of -7.59%. The 52-week high is -14.44%, and the 52-week low is 20.60%. The average volume for Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC is 312800.

With a target price of 32.4, can Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has a P/E of 16 and a forward P/E of 9.93. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.81. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.38 and 0.82 respectively. For P/cash, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has a value of 3.05, while it is 27.81 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 28.98, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has a dividend yield of 2.76%. We see a return on equity of 4.80%.

Looking more long-term Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 19.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.55% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -32.40% for this year and for the last five years a -8.40% growth has been seen.

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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