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Is Shaw Communications, Inc.(NYSE: SJR), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Shaw Communications, Inc. (NYSE: SJR) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/1/1998. Shaw Communications, Inc. is in the CATV Systems industry and Services sector. Average volume for Shaw Communications, Inc., is 493.77, and so far today it has a volume of 350300. Performance year to date since the 7/1/1998 is 21.20%.

To help you determine whether Shaw Communications, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.51 and forward P/E is 14.68. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Shaw Communications, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 2.64 and the P/B ratio is 2.11. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 40.16 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Shaw Communications, Inc. is trading at, 20.17 (0.90% today), Shaw Communications, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.51%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 47.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.9, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 20.10% after growing -2.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -84.50%, and -49.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 499.36, and the number of shares float is 408.07. The senior management bring insider ownership to 13.20%, and institutional ownership is at 61.00%. The float short is 1.74%, with the short ratio at a value of 14.38. Management has seen a return on assets of 10.30%, and also a return on investment of 10.40%.

The ability for Shaw Communications, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.5, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.87 and total debt/equity is 0.94. In terms of margins, Shaw Communications, Inc. has a gross margin of 43.40%, with its operating margin at 31.30%, and Shaw Communications, Inc. has a profit margin of 31.10%.

The 52 week high is -2.18%, with 32.48% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.29% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.48%.

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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