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CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 24989.02. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for CBS Corporation is 55.26 (with a change from open of 0.69%), this in conjunction with a target price of 63. Volume today has so far reached 1330289, with an average volume of about 4319.27. The GAP for this stock, is -0.49%.

The P/E ratio is 16.4, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.53. The current EPS for CBS Corporation, is 3.36, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 18.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 18.10%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for CBS Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 7.68% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 17.20%. Quarter over quarter is 38.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 2.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 19.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 0.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 86.10%. Shares outstanding is 453.11, while shares float is at a value of 401.54. Float short for CBS Corporation is 4.16% and the short ratio is 3.87.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.53, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.56. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 1.3. The most recent gross margin is 40.60% and their operating margin is 18.80%. The profit margin is 11.10%.

CBS Corporation has seen returns on assets of 6.70%, and on investment, 13.10%. Return on equity is 28.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.95. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.75, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.62 and Price/cash is 141.98, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 19.69.

The simple moving averages are 5.27% and 6.55% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.75% and the 52 week low is 34.85%.

CBS Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.31%, with a current price of 55.26. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 17.60%. This is in an industry, Entertainment – Diversified, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. CBS Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Entertainment – Diversified industry means that CBS Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -2.23%, with performance for the month coming to 6.39%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -4.48%, and for the half year the performance is 31.86%. Volatility for this week is 1.84% and for the month this is 2.38%.

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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