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Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 41128.09. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Raytheon Company is 139.37 (with a change from open of -0.09%), this in conjunction with a target price of 155.31. Volume today has so far reached 1165600, with an average volume of about 1597.1. The GAP for this stock, is 0.28%.

The P/E ratio is 19.54, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.06. The current EPS for Raytheon Company, is 7.13, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -3.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 13.81%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Raytheon Company, EPS is looking like it will grow 4.17% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.26%. Quarter over quarter is 44.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 3.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 7.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -1.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 78.90%. Shares outstanding is 295.1, while shares float is at a value of 294.48. Float short for Raytheon Company is 1.02% and the short ratio is 1.87.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.52, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.52. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.5. The most recent gross margin is 24.70% and their operating margin is 13.00%. The profit margin is 9.00%.

Raytheon Company has seen returns on assets of 7.40%, and on investment, 14.70%. Return on equity is 21.20%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.9. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.72, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.02 and Price/cash is 15.13, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 25.36.

The simple moving averages are -0.05% and 7.43% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.80% and the 52 week low is 35.56%.

Raytheon Company has a dividend yield of 2.10%, with a current price of 139.37. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 39.00%. This is in an industry, Aerospace/Defense Products & Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Industrial Goods. Raytheon Company is based in USA.

Performance in the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry means that Raytheon Company has seen performance for the past week of 0.18%, with performance for the month coming to -1.44%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 3.74%, and for the half year the performance is 33.68%. Volatility for this week is 0.86% and for the month this is 1.09%.

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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