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Is CBS Corporation(NYSE: CBS), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/5/2005. CBS Corporation is in the Entertainment – Diversified industry and Services sector. Average volume for CBS Corporation, is 4192.93, and so far today it has a volume of 3118200. Performance year to date since the 12/5/2005 is 17.63%.

To help you determine whether CBS Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 16.34 and forward P/E is 12.5. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CBS Corporation has a value for PEG of 0.95. P/S ratio is 1.7 and the P/B ratio is 4.6. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 138.46 and 19.2 respectively.

At the current price CBS Corporation is trading at, 54.93 (0.35% today), CBS Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.31%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 17.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.36, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.59% after growing 18.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 38.60%, and 2.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 443.65, and the number of shares float is 401.54. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 86.10%. The float short is 4.16%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.98. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.70%, and also a return on investment of 13.10%.

The ability for CBS Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.7, and quick ratio is 1.3. Long term debt/equity is 1.53 and total debt/equity is 1.56. In terms of margins, CBS Corporation has a gross margin of 40.60%, with its operating margin at 18.80%, and CBS Corporation has a profit margin of 11.10%.

The 52 week high is -5.32%, with 43.46% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.34% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.68%.

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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