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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Shaw Communications, Inc., SJR

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 10009.06. Since its IPO date on the 7/1/1998, Shaw Communications, Inc., SJR performance year to date is 21.92%. Today Shaw Communications, Inc., SJR has gained 0.12%, with a current price of 20.32.

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 47.00%. Return of assets are at 10.30%, with return on investment at 10.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Shaw Communications, Inc., SJR is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.87. While Total debt/equity is 0.94. With a profit margin of 31.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 43.40%, and operating margin of 31.30%. Shaw Communications, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.5, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year Shaw Communications, Inc., SJR has seen a EPS growth of -2.70%. A performance for the year of 5.72%. The 52-week high is -1.48%, and the 52-week low is 33.44%. The average volume for Shaw Communications, Inc., SJR is 133097.

With a target price of 20.3, 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 22.4 and a forward P/E of 14.77. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Shaw Communications, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.6 and 2.1 respectively. For P/cash, Shaw Communications, Inc. has a value of 39.48, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 20.32, Shaw Communications, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.48%. We see a return on equity of 28.30%.

Looking more long-term Shaw Communications, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -4.30%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 20.10% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -2.70% for this year and for the last five years a 7.50% 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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