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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 17515.62. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, Lam Research Corporation, LRCX performance year to date is 36.94%. Today Lam Research Corporation, LRCX has gained -0.09%, with a current price of 107.47.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is *TBA. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 21.50%. Return of assets are at 8.00%, with return on investment at 9.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Lam Research Corporation, LRCX is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.58. While Total debt/equity is 0.73. With a profit margin of 15.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 44.10%, and operating margin of 17.80%. Lam Research Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.9, while the quick ratio is 3.5.

For the last year Lam Research Corporation, LRCX has seen a EPS growth of 40.90%. A performance for the year of 39.61%. The 52-week high is -0.67%, and the 52-week low is 72.19%. The average volume for Lam Research Corporation, LRCX is 216526.

With a target price of 110.89, 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 21.4 and a forward P/E of 13.49. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.85. Lam Research Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.96 and 2.79 respectively. For P/cash, Lam Research Corporation has a value of 2.43, while it is 17.24 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 107.47, Lam Research Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.67%. We see a return on equity of 15.20%.

Looking more long-term Lam Research Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.55%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -3.66% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 40.90% for this year and for the last five years a -2.10% 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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