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Morning Traders Watch: Shaw Communications Inc., (SJR)

Friday February 24th 2017: Shaw Communications Inc., SJR is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is CATV Systems in the sector of Services. Based in Canada, Shaw Communications Inc., SJR  has a market cap of 10.81 B. Since its IPO date on the 07/01/1998, Shaw Communications Inc., SJR performance year to date is 7.93%. Today Shaw Communications Inc., SJR has gained 0.58%, with a current price of 21.77.

Ownership of the company is 13.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 61.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 112.40%. Return of assets are at 3.30%, with return on investment at 8.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Shaw Communications Inc., SJR is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1. While Total debt/equity is 1. With a profit margin of 9.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 41.60%, and operating margin of 20.60%. Shaw Communications Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.5, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year Shaw Communications Inc., SJR has seen a EPS growth of -33.50%. A performance for the year of 11.89%. The 52-week high is -6.59%, and the 52-week low is 14.48%. The average volume for Shaw Communications Inc., SJR is 7080.

With a target price of 23.08, can Shaw Communications Inc., SJR reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Shaw Communications Inc., SJR. Shaw Communications Inc. has a P/E of 25.62 and a forward P/E of 16.46. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.83. Shaw Communications Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.68 and 2.49 respectively. For P/cash, Shaw Communications Inc. has a value of 80.03, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 21.77, Shaw Communications Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.11%. We see a return on equity of 9.40%.

Looking more long-term Shaw Communications Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.05%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -1.57% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -33.50% for this year and for the last five years a -5.60% 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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