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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 36694.88. Since its IPO date on the 7/26/1974, Sony Corporation, SNE performance year to date is 19.42%. Today Sony Corporation, SNE has gained -0.88%, with a current price of 29.13.

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 11.90%. Return of assets are at 0.60%, with return on investment at -0.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Sony Corporation, SNE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.29. While Total debt/equity is 0.45. With a profit margin of 1.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 35.20%, and operating margin of 3.30%. Sony Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year Sony Corporation, SNE has seen a EPS growth of 9.60%. A performance for the year of 3.52%. The 52-week high is -2.87%, and the 52-week low is 46.38%. The average volume for Sony Corporation, SNE is 613600.

With a target price of 41.82, can Sony Corporation, SNE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Sony Corporation, SNE. Sony Corporation has a P/E of 36.46 and a forward P/E of 13.36. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Sony Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.46 and 1.44 respectively. For P/cash, Sony Corporation has a value of 1.99, while it is 9.62 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 29.13, Sony Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.61%. We see a return on equity of 4.00%.

Looking more long-term Sony Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of *TBA. In the short-term an EPS growth of 228.36% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 9.60% for this year and for the last five years a -22.70% growth has been seen.

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