Stocks Under Profitability Radar: Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC), Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX)

Following analysis criteria, Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) attains noticeable attention, it shows upbeat performance moving up 2.40% to traded at $30.75. SYMC attains analyst recommendation of 2.50 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of 5.60%.

The firm has noticeable returns on equity ratio of 54.60%, which shows how much profit each dollar of ordinary stockholders’ equity generates. The returns on investment very popular metric among passive investors, it stands at -12.90%. To see the other side of depiction, profit margin of SYMC stands at positive 55.10%; that indicates a firm actually every dollar of sales keeps in earnings. The 14.60% returns on assets present notable condition of firm. Mostly ROA known as a comparative measure, it is best to compare it against a firm’s previous ROA numbers or the ROA of a same firm.

To find out the technical position of SYMC, it holds price to book ratio of 4.83 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 17.51.

Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) presented as an active mover, shares jumped up 1.49% to traded at $122.40 in most recent trading session. The firm has floated short ratio of 7.26%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator of Short Ratio, its stand at 6.97.

Efficiency or profitability analysis gives an appropriate idea for investment decision; LRCX attains returns on investment ratio of 9.00%, which suggests it’s viable on security that has lesser ROI. To strengthen this concept we can use profit margin, which is standing at positive 15.70%, and it is providing insight view about a variety of aspects of a firm’s financial performance. The operating profit margin and gross profit margin can be giving more focus view that is 19.10% and 44.40% respectively.

Turns back to returns ratios, returns on equity stands at 16.50%. Usually, financial analysts consider return on equity ratios in the 15-20% range as an attractive level of investment quality. Narrow down focus to firm performance, its weekly performance was 3.41% and monthly performance was 5.92%. The stock price of LRCX is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 4.34% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 7.41%.

 

About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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