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The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 42017.82. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for The Charles Schwab Corporation is 31.22 (with a change from open of -0.90%), this in conjunction with a target price of 32.79. Volume today has so far reached 5636471, with an average volume of about 7477.82. The GAP for this stock, is -0.72%.

The P/E ratio is 27.4, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 21.27. The current EPS for The Charles Schwab Corporation, is 1.16, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 7.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -2.93%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for The Charles Schwab Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 18.41% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 19.45%. Quarter over quarter is 22.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 17.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 22.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 7.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 78.00%. Shares outstanding is 1324.23, while shares float is at a value of 1163.9. Float short for The Charles Schwab Corporation is 1.91% and the short ratio is 2.97.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.22, while the total debt/equity comes to 11.34. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is 97.90% and their operating margin is 37.10%. The profit margin is 21.90%.

The Charles Schwab Corporation has seen returns on assets of 0.80%, and on investment, 1.00%. Return on equity is 12.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.41. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 5.98, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.28 and Price/cash is 3.24, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 15.33.

The simple moving averages are 1.50% and 10.62% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.90% and the 52 week low is 45.82%.

The Charles Schwab Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.88%, with a current price of 31.22. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 21.30%. This is in an industry, Investment Brokerage – National, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. The Charles Schwab Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Investment Brokerage – National industry means that The Charles Schwab Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -2.70%, with performance for the month coming to 4.24%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 18.14%, and for the half year the performance is 14.02%. Volatility for this week is 1.73% and for the month this is 1.97%.

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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