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Is Raytheon Company(NYSE: RTN), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981. Raytheon Company is in the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Raytheon Company, is 1689.8, and so far today it has a volume of 844700. Performance year to date since the 12/31/1981 is 13.16%.

To help you determine whether Raytheon Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.43 and forward P/E is 17.95. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Raytheon Company has a value for PEG of 1.89. P/S ratio is 1.71 and the P/B ratio is 3.99. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 15.04 and 25.21 respectively.

At the current price Raytheon Company is trading at, 138.58 (-0.64% today), Raytheon Company has a dividend yield of 2.11%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 39.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 7.13, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 4.17% after growing -3.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 44.70%, and 3.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 295.1, and the number of shares float is 294.48. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 78.90%. The float short is 1.02%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.77. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.40%, and also a return on investment of 14.70%.

The ability for Raytheon Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 1.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.52 and total debt/equity is 0.52. In terms of margins, Raytheon Company has a gross margin of 24.70%, with its operating margin at 13.00%, and Raytheon Company has a profit margin of 9.00%.

The 52 week high is -3.35%, with 36.82% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.60% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.99%.

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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