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Morning Stock Stories: STMicroelectronics N.V., (STM)

Friday February 24th 2017: STMicroelectronics N.V., STM is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Semiconductor – Broad Line in the sector of Technology. Based in Switzerland, STMicroelectronics N.V., STMĀ  has a market cap of 14.22 B. Since its IPO date on the 12/08/1994, STMicroelectronics N.V., STM performance year to date is 39.03%. Today STMicroelectronics N.V., STM has gained -0.06%, with a current price of 15.77.

Ownership of the company is 28.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 5.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 68.00%. Return of assets are at 3.80%, with return on investment at 3.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, STMicroelectronics N.V., STM is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.16. While Total debt/equity is 0.31. With a profit margin of 4.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 36.20%, and operating margin of 5.20%. STMicroelectronics N.V. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2, while the quick ratio is 1.4.

For the last year STMicroelectronics N.V., STM has seen a EPS growth of 57.60%. A performance for the year of 163.44%. The 52-week high is -9.05%, and the 52-week low is 165.04%. The average volume for STMicroelectronics N.V., STM is 153849.

With a target price of 17.03, can STMicroelectronics N.V., STM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of STMicroelectronics N.V., STM. STMicroelectronics N.V. has a P/E of 44.83 and a forward P/E of 16. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.91. STMicroelectronics N.V. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.98 and 3.02 respectively. For P/cash, STMicroelectronics N.V. has a value of 7.19, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 15.77, STMicroelectronics N.V. has a dividend yield of 1.52%. We see a return on equity of 6.90%.

Looking more long-term STMicroelectronics N.V., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 49.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 28.39% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 57.60% for this year and for the last five years a -23.80% 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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