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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Sony Corporation, SNE

Sony Corporation, SNE is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Electronic Equipment in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in Japan, Sony Corporation, SNE  has a market cap of 36957.16. Since its IPO date on the 7/26/1974, Sony Corporation, SNE performance year to date is 19.83%. Today Sony Corporation, SNE has gained -0.75%, with a current price of 29.27.

Ownership of the company is *TBA for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 6.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 43.60%. Return of assets are at 0.30%, with return on investment at 5.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Sony Corporation, SNE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.28. While Total debt/equity is 0.46. With a profit margin of 0.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 36.80%, and operating margin of 2.70%. Sony Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.8, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year Sony Corporation, SNE has seen a EPS growth of 203.90%. A performance for the year of 13.77%. The 52-week high is -14.34%, and the 52-week low is 47.09%. The average volume for Sony Corporation, SNE is 182962.

With a target price of 42.17, can Sony Corporation, SNE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Sony Corporation, SNE. Sony Corporation has a P/E of 76.2 and a forward P/E of 14.39. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.81. Sony Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.54 and 1.81 respectively. For P/cash, Sony Corporation has a value of 2.87, while it is 11.52 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 29.27, Sony Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.58%. We see a return on equity of 2.30%.

Looking more long-term Sony Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 20.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 294.23% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 203.90% for this year and for the last five years a 19.70% growth has been seen.

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