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Is Charter Communications, Inc.(NASDAQ: CHTR), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/5/2010. Charter Communications, Inc. is in the CATV Systems industry and Services sector. Average volume for Charter Communications, Inc., is 1870.92, and so far today it has a volume of 7872006. Performance year to date since the 1/5/2010 is 46.82%.

To help you determine whether Charter Communications, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.26 and forward P/E is 44.18. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Charter Communications, Inc. has a value for PEG of 7.09. P/S ratio is 5.36 and the P/B ratio is 1.22. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 131.82 and 128.81 respectively.

At the current price Charter Communications, Inc. is trading at, 268.82 (4.51% today), Charter Communications, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 12.65, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -17.69% after growing -43.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is *TBA, and 153.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 272.16, and the number of shares float is 210.59. The senior management bring insider ownership to 9.50%, and institutional ownership is at 77.70%. The float short is 4.56%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.13. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.20%, and also a return on investment of 2.90%.

The ability for Charter Communications, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.3, and quick ratio is 0.3. Long term debt/equity is 1.49 and total debt/equity is 1.55. In terms of margins, Charter Communications, Inc. has a gross margin of 41.20%, with its operating margin at 10.80%, and Charter Communications, Inc. has a profit margin of 20.60%.

The 52 week high is 2.70%, with 72.18% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 11.63% and the 200 day simple moving average is 30.91%.

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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