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Is Canon Inc.(NYSE: CAJ), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/17/1980. Canon Inc. is in the Business Equipment industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Canon Inc., is 278.71, and so far today it has a volume of 36060. Performance year to date since the 3/17/1980 is -4.02%.

To help you determine whether Canon Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 16.14 and forward P/E is 16. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Canon Inc. has a value for PEG of 5.38. P/S ratio is 1.1 and the P/B ratio is 1.19. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.71 and 43.52 respectively.

At the current price Canon Inc. is trading at, 28.86 (-0.21% today), Canon Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.60%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 41.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.79, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.15% after growing -12.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -21.60%, and -11.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1347.35, and the number of shares float is 1272.61. The senior management bring insider ownership to *TBA, and institutional ownership is at 1.60%. The float short is 0.16%, with the short ratio at a value of 7.27. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.40%, and also a return on investment of 8.10%.

The ability for Canon Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0 and total debt/equity is 0.23. In terms of margins, Canon Inc. has a gross margin of 50.40%, with its operating margin at 8.10%, and Canon Inc. has a profit margin of 5.50%.

The 52 week high is -10.71%, with 8.50% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.33% and the 200 day simple moving average is -0.58%.

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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