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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Auto Manufacturers – Major in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in Japan, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC  has a market cap of 56422.15. Since its IPO date on the 3/17/1980, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC performance year to date is -5.73%. Today Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC has gained -1.02%, with a current price of 30.1.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 3.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 47.60%. Return of assets are at 1.80%, with return on investment at 2.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.52. While Total debt/equity is 0.97. With a profit margin of 2.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 22.60%, and operating margin of 3.70%. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC has seen a EPS growth of -32.40%. A performance for the year of -1.60%. The 52-week high is -11.13%, and the 52-week low is 25.26%. The average volume for Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC is 840600.

With a target price of 32.4, can Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., HMC. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has a P/E of 16.69 and a forward P/E of 10.35. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.84. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.4 and 0.86 respectively. For P/cash, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has a value of 3.27, while it is 29.81 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 30.1, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has a dividend yield of 2.66%. We see a return on equity of 4.80%.

Looking more long-term Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 19.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.55% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -32.40% for this year and for the last five years a -8.40% 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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