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Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 69912.62. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Charter Communications, Inc. is 256.66 (with a change from open of 0.37%), this in conjunction with a target price of *TBA. Volume today has so far reached 620188, with an average volume of about 2299.23. The GAP for this stock, is -0.46%.

The P/E ratio is 20.31, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 49.23. The current EPS for Charter Communications, Inc., is 12.65, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -43.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 40.30%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Charter Communications, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 51.64% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 43.90%. Quarter over quarter is *TBA for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 153.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -2.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 6.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 9.50% and institutional ownership is 77.90%. Shares outstanding is 272.15, while shares float is at a value of 210.7. Float short for Charter Communications, Inc. is 6.45% and the short ratio is 5.91.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.49, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.55. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.3, and the quick ratio is 0.3. The most recent gross margin is 41.20% and their operating margin is 10.80%. The profit margin is 20.60%.

Charter Communications, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 4.20%, and on investment, 2.90%. Return on equity is 28.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.46. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 5.12, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.17 and Price/cash is 125.97, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 123.09.

The simple moving averages are -1.90% and 17.89% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.32% and the 52 week low is 64.39%.

Charter Communications, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 256.66. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, CATV Systems, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Charter Communications, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the CATV Systems industry means that Charter Communications, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -3.82%, with performance for the month coming to -3.05%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 7.44%, and for the half year the performance is 37.46%. Volatility for this week is 1.27% and for the month this is 1.59%.

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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