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Is EMC Corporation(NYSE: EMC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/16/1988. EMC Corporation is in the Data Storage Devices industry and Technology sector. Average volume for EMC Corporation, is 12754.64, and so far today it has a volume of 2763964. Performance year to date since the 12/16/1988 is 11.07%.

To help you determine whether EMC Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 27.54 and forward P/E is 14.75. PEG perhaps more useful shows that EMC Corporation has a value for PEG of 1.84. P/S ratio is 2.25 and the P/B ratio is 2.55. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 5.65 and 19.44 respectively.

At the current price EMC Corporation is trading at, 28.31 (0.11% today), EMC Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.63%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 44.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.03, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.16% after growing -23.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 8.00%, and -2.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1957.34, and the number of shares float is 1945.07. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 82.30%. The float short is 0.73%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.11. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.40%, and also a return on investment of 7.60%.

The ability for EMC Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 0.25 and total debt/equity is 0.3. In terms of margins, EMC Corporation has a gross margin of 60.70%, with its operating margin at 11.70%, and EMC Corporation has a profit margin of 8.20%.

The 52 week high is -0.98%, with 27.19% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.27% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.50%.

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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