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Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 15728.55. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Symantec Corporation is 25.27 (with a change from open of 0.24%), this in conjunction with a target price of 24.8. Volume today has so far reached 6164500, with an average volume of about 8885.68. The GAP for this stock, is 0.20%.

The P/E ratio is *TBA, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 14.65. The current EPS for Symantec Corporation, is -1.34, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -882.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 51.75%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Symantec Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 53.47% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 12.18%. Quarter over quarter is -37.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -41.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -29.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -10.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 1.00% and institutional ownership is 97.70%. Shares outstanding is 622.42, while shares float is at a value of 618.69. Float short for Symantec Corporation is 3.83% and the short ratio is 2.67.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.69, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.85. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is 82.90% and their operating margin is *TBA. The profit margin is *TBA.

Symantec Corporation has seen returns on assets of *TBA, and on investment, -12.90%. Return on equity is *TBA. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 5.27, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.12 and Price/cash is 2.57, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 9.80% and 34.70% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -0.39% and the 52 week low is 74.05%.

Symantec Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.19%, with a current price of 25.27. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Security Software & Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Symantec Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Security Software & Services industry means that Symantec Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 0.76%, with performance for the month coming to 4.72%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 24.58%, and for the half year the performance is 65.94%. Volatility for this week is 1.29% and for the month this is 1.78%.

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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