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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Kyocera Corp., KYO

Kyocera Corp., KYO is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Diversified Electronics in the sector of Technology. Based in Japan, Kyocera Corp., KYO  has a market cap of 18082.77. Since its IPO date on the 11/5/1987, Kyocera Corp., KYO performance year to date is 3.21%. Today Kyocera Corp., KYO has gained 1.17%, with a current price of 47.59.

Ownership of the company is 13.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 0.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 38.60%. Return of assets are at 3.10%, with return on investment at 2.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Kyocera Corp., KYO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.01. While Total debt/equity is 0.01. With a profit margin of 6.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 25.70%, and operating margin of 5.00%. Kyocera Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 4.3, while the quick ratio is 3.3.

For the last year Kyocera Corp., KYO has seen a EPS growth of -5.90%. A performance for the year of 5.97%. The 52-week high is -6.56%, and the 52-week low is 25.20%. The average volume for Kyocera Corp., KYO is 6600.

With a target price of 43.81, can Kyocera Corp., KYO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Kyocera Corp., KYO. Kyocera Corp. has a P/E of 18.58 and a forward P/E of 22.77. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.74. Kyocera Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.25 and 0.78 respectively. For P/cash, Kyocera Corp. has a value of 2.84, while it is 23.6 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 47.59, Kyocera Corp. has a dividend yield of 2.06%. We see a return on equity of 4.20%.

Looking more long-term Kyocera Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 25.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 2.45% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -5.90% for this year and for the last five years a -2.30% 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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