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CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 24108.66. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for CBS Corporation is 54.15 (with a change from open of 3.95%), this in conjunction with a target price of 63. Volume today has so far reached 11036700, with an average volume of about 3978.12. The GAP for this stock, is 0.08%.

The P/E ratio is 16.11, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.31. The current EPS for CBS Corporation, is 3.36, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 18.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 15.96%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for CBS Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 7.53% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 17.21%. Quarter over quarter is 38.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 2.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 19.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 0.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 86.10%. Shares outstanding is 445.22, while shares float is at a value of 401.54. Float short for CBS Corporation is 3.94% and the short ratio is 3.98.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.53, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.56. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 1.3. The most recent gross margin is 40.60% and their operating margin is 18.80%. The profit margin is 11.10%.

CBS Corporation has seen returns on assets of 6.70%, and on investment, 13.10%. Return on equity is 28.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.94. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.69, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.53 and Price/cash is 136.98, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 19.

The simple moving averages are 3.87% and 5.41% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -6.67% and the 52 week low is 42.34%.

CBS Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.33%, with a current price of 54.15. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 17.60%. This is in an industry, Entertainment – Diversified, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. CBS Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Entertainment – Diversified industry means that CBS Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 8.13%, with performance for the month coming to 5.59%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 2.99%, and for the half year the performance is 40.66%. Volatility for this week is 2.69% and for the month this is 2.31%.

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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