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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 14804.18. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, Lam Research Corporation, LRCX performance year to date is 17.09%. Today Lam Research Corporation, LRCX has gained -0.18%, with a current price of 91.98.

Ownership of the company is 0.41% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is *TBA. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 20.90%. Return of assets are at 8.80%, with return on investment at 9.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Lam Research Corporation, LRCX is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.61. While Total debt/equity is 0.77. With a profit margin of 15.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 44.50%, and operating margin of 18.30%. Lam Research Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.8, while the quick ratio is 3.4.

For the last year Lam Research Corporation, LRCX has seen a EPS growth of 41.00%. A performance for the year of 37.14%. The 52-week high is -3.64%, and the 52-week low is 52.54%. The average volume for Lam Research Corporation, LRCX is 1869800.

With a target price of 101.39, 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 17.63 and a forward P/E of 12.31. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.67. Lam Research Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.52 and 2.49 respectively. For P/cash, Lam Research Corporation has a value of 2.17, while it is 15.04 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 91.98, Lam Research Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.30%. We see a return on equity of 16.30%.

Looking more long-term Lam Research Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.56%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 6.95% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 41.00% for this year and for the last five years a -2.00% 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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