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Morning Stock Stories: Lam Research Corporation (LRCX)

Today’s top gainers include the company Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) which is in the industry Semiconductor Equipment & Materials, gaining 1.72% today. In the last week its performance is -0.07%, and 31.26% for the past quarter. Currently, Lam Research Corporation, LRCX has a target price of 154.55, so today’s gain of 1.72% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.40%.

Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX), has a market cap of 24.22 B, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.30%, and institutional ownership is *TBA.

At the current price of 149.81, it has a dividend yield of 1.20%, and its target price is 154.55. This is with a profit margin of 19.80%, and total debt/equity of 0.42. Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) has a P/E of 19.11, as well as a forward P/E of 13.98.

With a current EPS of 7.84, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 8.40%,Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -2.10%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 24.17%.

Performance for the year is 105.60%. Since its IPO date on 3/26/1990, the total performance to date is 42.23%.

Volume today for Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX), is 2763906, while its average volume is 1733.34. Whilst the total gain today was 1.72%, it did have a day high of -1.81%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.97%, and 1.71% for the month. The 52-week low for Lam Research Corporation, LRCX has been 108.44%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.81%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 9.00%, and its return on assets is 11.80%. Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) has an operating margin of 21.70%. With a sales growth of 63.90% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Lam Research Corporation, LRCX is in the sector Technology, its long-term debt/equity is 0.29, and has a current ratio of 3.2 and 2.8 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Lam Research Corporation? Well its PEG is 0.79, and the P/S is 3.36, along with a P/B of 3.63. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 4.12.

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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