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Is Seagate Technology plc(NASDAQ: STX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/11/2002. Seagate Technology plc is in the Data Storage Devices industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Seagate Technology plc, is 5501.23, and so far today it has a volume of 2490000. Performance year to date since the 12/11/2002 is 6.58%.

To help you determine whether Seagate Technology plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 44.25 and forward P/E is 11.23. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Seagate Technology plc has a value for PEG of 22.12. P/S ratio is 0.98 and the P/B ratio is 6.78. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 9.67 and 29.88 respectively.

At the current price Seagate Technology plc is trading at, 36.46 (0.16% today), Seagate Technology plc has a dividend yield of 6.91%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 292.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.82, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.66% after growing -84.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -45.00%, and -9.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 299.96, and the number of shares float is 297.93. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 89.10%. The float short is 11.77%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.37. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.90%, and also a return on investment of 7.30%.

The ability for Seagate Technology plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 2.59 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Seagate Technology plc has a gross margin of 23.40%, with its operating margin at 4.00%, and Seagate Technology plc has a profit margin of 2.20%.

The 52 week high is -19.81%, with 101.42% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 12.31% and the 200 day simple moving average is 26.88%.

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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