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Morning Stock Alert: Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE:SJR)

The company in question is, Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE:SJR) currently with a stock price of 20.86 (0.72% today). The market cap for Shaw Communications Inc. is 10.33 B, and is in the sector Services, and CATV Systems industry. The target price for Shaw Communications Inc. is 21.74. Currently Shaw Communications Inc. is trading with a P/E of 32.49, and a forward P/E of 14.95. Average volume for Shaw Communications Inc. is 494.58 and so far today it is 346524.

Performance in the last year for Shaw Communications Inc. has been 15.35%. For EPS growth, Shaw Communications Inc. has seen a growth of -33.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 4.18%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -5.60% over the last five years and could be 9.05% for the next five years. Shaw Communications Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 13.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 25.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.13%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.74%.

Since the IPO date for Shaw Communications Inc. on the 07/01/1998, Shaw Communications Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 5.83%. With Shaw Communications Inc. trading at 20.86, the dividend yield is 4.27%, and the EPS is 0.64.

So could Shaw Communications Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 32.49. The PEG is 3.59, P/S is 2.72 and the P/B is at 2.53. The P/cash is 22.81, with P/free cash flow at 155.52.

Shaw Communications Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 1, and total debt/equity at 1.08.

In terms of margins, Shaw Communications Inc. has a gross margin of 41.90%, an operating margin of 21.10% and a profit margin of 20.80%.Payout ratio for Shaw Communications Inc. is 53.00%. Return on assets come to 7.00% with return on investment coming to 8.40%.

Insider ownership for Shaw Communications Inc., is at 13.20% and institutional ownership comes to 61.00%. Outstanding shares are at 495.03. While shares float is 448.07. The float short is currently 0.59%, and short ratio is 5.38.

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