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Is Charter Communications, Inc.(NASDAQ: CHTR), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/5/2010. Charter Communications, Inc. is in the CATV Systems industry and Services sector. Average volume for Charter Communications, Inc., is 2387.66, and so far today it has a volume of 834596. Performance year to date since the 1/5/2010 is 50.78%.

To help you determine whether Charter Communications, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.83 and forward P/E is 53.17. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Charter Communications, Inc. has a value for PEG of 7.28. P/S ratio is 5.48 and the P/B ratio is 1.26. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 134.77 and 131.69 respectively.

At the current price Charter Communications, Inc. is trading at, 276.08 (-0.23% today), Charter Communications, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 12.65, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 67.48% after growing -43.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is *TBA, and 153.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 270.93, and the number of shares float is 210.62. The senior management bring insider ownership to 9.50%, and institutional ownership is at 77.80%. The float short is 4.45%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.92. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.20%, and also a return on investment of 2.90%.

The ability for Charter Communications, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.3, and quick ratio is 0.3. Long term debt/equity is 1.49 and total debt/equity is 1.55. In terms of margins, Charter Communications, Inc. has a gross margin of 41.20%, with its operating margin at 10.80%, and Charter Communications, Inc. has a profit margin of 20.60%.

The 52 week high is -1.38%, with 76.83% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 9.22% and the 200 day simple moving average is 30.49%.

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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