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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 13945.38, and so far today it has a volume of 36794700. Performance year to date since the 12/16/1988 is 13.35%.

To help you determine whether EMC Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 26.95 and forward P/E is 15.29. PEG perhaps more useful shows that EMC Corporation has a value for PEG of 8.98. P/S ratio is 2.3 and the P/B ratio is 2.55. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 4.8 and 15.94 respectively.

At the current price EMC Corporation is trading at, 28.86 (-0.45% today), EMC Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.59%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 43.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.07, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 1.51% after growing -23.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 17.70%, and 0.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1956.16, and the number of shares float is 1949.29. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 82.10%. The float short is 0.70%, with the short ratio at a value of 0.98. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.60%, and also a return on investment of 7.60%.

The ability for EMC Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 1.3. Long term debt/equity is 0.25 and total debt/equity is 0.28. In terms of margins, EMC Corporation has a gross margin of 61.30%, with its operating margin at 12.50%, and EMC Corporation has a profit margin of 8.50%.

The 52 week high is -0.48%, with 27.17% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.75% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.34%.

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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