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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Lam Research Corporation, LRCX

Lam Research Corporation, LRCX is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Semiconductor Equipment & Materials in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, Lam Research Corporation, LRCX  has a market cap of 16157.35. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, Lam Research Corporation, LRCX performance year to date is 27.75%. Today Lam Research Corporation, LRCX has gained 0.16%, with a current price of 100.35.

Ownership of the company is 0.41% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is *TBA. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 20.90%. Return of assets are at 8.80%, with return on investment at 9.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Lam Research Corporation, LRCX is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.61. While Total debt/equity is 0.77. With a profit margin of 15.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 44.50%, and operating margin of 18.30%. Lam Research Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.8, while the quick ratio is 3.4.

For the last year Lam Research Corporation, LRCX has seen a EPS growth of 41.00%. A performance for the year of 51.31%. The 52-week high is -0.12%, and the 52-week low is 60.79%. The average volume for Lam Research Corporation, LRCX is 5797100.

With a target price of 103.94, can Lam Research Corporation, LRCX reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Lam Research Corporation, LRCX. Lam Research Corporation has a P/E of 19.24 and a forward P/E of 13.47. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.2. Lam Research Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.75 and 2.72 respectively. For P/cash, Lam Research Corporation has a value of 2.37, while it is 16.41 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 100.35, Lam Research Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.20%. We see a return on equity of 16.30%.

Looking more long-term Lam Research Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.75%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.72% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 41.00% for this year and for the last five years a -2.00% 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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