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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: CBS Corporation, CBS

CBS Corporation, CBS is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Entertainment – Diversified in the sector of Services. Based in USA, CBS Corporation, CBS  has a market cap of 23173.7. Since its IPO date on the 12/5/2005, CBS Corporation, CBS performance year to date is 11.46%. Today CBS Corporation, CBS has gained 1.80%, with a current price of 52.05.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 86.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 17.60%. Return of assets are at 6.70%, with return on investment at 13.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, CBS Corporation, CBS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.53. While Total debt/equity is 1.56. With a profit margin of 11.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 40.60%, and operating margin of 18.80%. CBS Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.7, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

For the last year CBS Corporation, CBS has seen a EPS growth of 18.90%. A performance for the year of 36.26%. The 52-week high is -10.29%, and the 52-week low is 36.82%. The average volume for CBS Corporation, CBS is 4356400.

With a target price of 63, can CBS Corporation, CBS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of CBS Corporation, CBS. CBS Corporation has a P/E of 15.48 and a forward P/E of 11.83. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.9. CBS Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.62 and 4.36 respectively. For P/cash, CBS Corporation has a value of 131.67, while it is 18.26 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 52.05, CBS Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.38%. We see a return on equity of 28.40%.

Looking more long-term CBS Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 17.21%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.53% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 18.90% for this year and for the last five years a 19.40% growth has been seen.

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