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Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 15578.52. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Symantec Corporation is 24.21 (with a change from open of -2.69%), this in conjunction with a target price of 24.89. Volume today has so far reached 5738860, with an average volume of about 8909.03. The GAP for this stock, is -0.24%.

The P/E ratio is *TBA, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 14.46. The current EPS for Symantec Corporation, is -1.34, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -882.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 49.77%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Symantec Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 53.47% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 12.18%. Quarter over quarter is -37.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -41.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -29.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -10.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 1.00% and institutional ownership is 93.50%. Shares outstanding is 624.64, while shares float is at a value of 618.69. Float short for Symantec Corporation is 3.95% and the short ratio is 2.74.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.69, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.85. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is 82.90% and their operating margin is *TBA. The profit margin is *TBA.

Symantec Corporation has seen returns on assets of *TBA, and on investment, -12.90%. Return on equity is *TBA. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 5.22, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.06 and Price/cash is 2.55, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 0.62% and 25.73% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -5.87% and the 52 week low is 66.75%.

Symantec Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.20%, with a current price of 24.21. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Security Software & Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Symantec Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Security Software & Services industry means that Symantec Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -1.77%, with performance for the month coming to 1.01%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 19.49%, and for the half year the performance is 53.61%. Volatility for this week is 1.20% and for the month this is 1.53%.

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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