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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Kyocera Corp., KYO

Kyocera Corp., KYO is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Diversified Electronics in the sector of Technology. Based in Japan, Kyocera Corp., KYO  has a market cap of 18437.68. Since its IPO date on the 11/5/1987, Kyocera Corp., KYO performance year to date is 5.44%. Today Kyocera Corp., KYO has gained -2.69%, with a current price of 47.31.

Ownership of the company is 13.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 0.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 3.50%, with return on investment at 2.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Kyocera Corp., KYO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.01. While Total debt/equity is 0.01. With a profit margin of 7.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 26.10%, and operating margin of 6.30%. Kyocera Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.9, while the quick ratio is 3.

For the last year Kyocera Corp., KYO has seen a EPS growth of -5.90%. A performance for the year of -2.00%. The 52-week high is -9.52%, and the 52-week low is 24.47%. The average volume for Kyocera Corp., KYO is 5956.

With a target price of 43.81, can Kyocera Corp., KYO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Kyocera Corp., KYO. Kyocera Corp. has a P/E of 17.3 and a forward P/E of 23.26. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.69. Kyocera Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.32 and 0.83 respectively. For P/cash, Kyocera Corp. has a value of 2.83, while it is 26.59 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 47.31, Kyocera Corp. has a dividend yield of 2.02%. We see a return on equity of 4.80%.

Looking more long-term Kyocera Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 25.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 2.45% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -5.90% for this year and for the last five years a -2.30% growth has been seen.

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