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Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: LLTC) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: LLTC), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 14196.22. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Linear Technology Corporation is 59.22 (with a change from open of 0.14%), this in conjunction with a target price of 61.6. Volume today has so far reached 1514700, with an average volume of about 2499.32. The GAP for this stock, is 0.10%.

The P/E ratio is 29.36, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 25.41. The current EPS for Linear Technology Corporation, is 2.02, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -5.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 42.32%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Linear Technology Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 6.98% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.00%. Quarter over quarter is -0.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -1.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -4.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -0.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.80% and institutional ownership is 97.30%. Shares outstanding is 239.72, while shares float is at a value of 237.84. Float short for Linear Technology Corporation is 1.63% and the short ratio is 1.55.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0, while the total debt/equity comes to 0. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 9.8, and the quick ratio is 9.2. The most recent gross margin is 75.90% and their operating margin is 44.50%. The profit margin is 34.70%.

Linear Technology Corporation has seen returns on assets of 25.00%, and on investment, 27.80%. Return on equity is 29.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.94. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 9.97, with Price/book ratio coming to 8.24 and Price/cash is 9.8, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 42.45.

The simple moving averages are 2.58% and 25.49% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.57% and the 52 week low is 61.92%.

Linear Technology Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.16%, with a current price of 59.22. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 61.40%. This is in an industry, Semiconductor – Specialized, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Linear Technology Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Semiconductor – Specialized industry means that Linear Technology Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 0.49%, with performance for the month coming to 1.33%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 30.57%, and for the half year the performance is 57.12%. Volatility for this week is 0.66% and for the month this is 0.84%.

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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