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Rogers Communications Inc. (NYSE: RCI) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Rogers Communications Inc. (NYSE: RCI), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 22198.65. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Rogers Communications Inc. is 42.8 (with a change from open of 0.35%), this in conjunction with a target price of 43.41. Volume today has so far reached 164400, with an average volume of about 253.46. The GAP for this stock, is 0.42%.

The P/E ratio is 20.74, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 13.86. The current EPS for Rogers Communications Inc., is 2.06, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 3.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 27.65%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Rogers Communications Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 5.65% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 4.51%. Quarter over quarter is 8.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 1.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 0.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.80% and institutional ownership is 79.00%. Shares outstanding is 518.66, while shares float is at a value of 368.42. Float short for Rogers Communications Inc. is 4.32% and the short ratio is 62.79.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.57, while the total debt/equity comes to 2.9. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.5, and the quick ratio is 0.4. The most recent gross margin is 51.50% and their operating margin is 19.20%. The profit margin is 10.40%.

Rogers Communications Inc. has seen returns on assets of 4.90%, and on investment, 9.50%. Return on equity is 24.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 4.6. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.16, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.9 and Price/cash is *TBA, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 55.79.

The simple moving averages are -0.58% and 11.47% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -5.13% and the 52 week low is 35.35%.

Rogers Communications Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.43%, with a current price of 42.8. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 70.40%. This is in an industry, Wireless Communications, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Rogers Communications Inc. is based in Canada.

Performance in the Wireless Communications industry means that Rogers Communications Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 0.59%, with performance for the month coming to -0.18%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 7.91%, and for the half year the performance is 28.72%. Volatility for this week is 1.21% and for the month this is 1.44%.

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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