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Sony is an electronics and entertainment conglomerate based in Tokyo, Japan. The large-cap NYSE company employees about 114,000 people and is led by CEO Kenichiro Yoshida.
Sony Corporation opened the day at $108.80 after a previous close of $109.66. During the day the price has varied from a low of $107.64 to a high of $109.07. The latest price was $108.01 (25 minute delay). All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||USD$50.5914 - USD$118.5|
|50-day moving average||USD$105.9877|
|200-day moving average||USD$89.4745|
|Wall St. target price||USD$147.39|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.272 (0.24%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$4.757|
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Valuing Sony Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sony Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Sony Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Sony Corporation shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Sony Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7542. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Sony Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
|Gross profit TTM||USD$2,336.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.45%|
|Return on equity TTM||21.28%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$136.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.4 million Sony Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Sony Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 1.2% up from 2.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Sony Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Sony Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sony Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sony Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 960577.07509881). Sony Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.53. In other words for every 100,000 Sony Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2530 shares are currently held short.
However Sony Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sony Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sony Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sony Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sony Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sony Corporation shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Sony Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Sony Corporation stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 5.58% of net profits
Recently Sony Corporation has paid out, on average, around 5.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.41% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sony Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.41% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sony Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.272 per share.
While Sony Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Sony Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
Sony Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 8 December 2017. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Sony Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 25 May 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Sony Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sony Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Sony Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Sony Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $50.5914 up to $118.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Sony Corporation's is 0.7963. This would suggest that Sony Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Sony Corporation designs, develops, produces, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for the consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. The company distributes software titles and add-on content through digital networks by Sony Interactive Entertainment; network services related to game, video, and music content; and home and portable game consoles, packaged software, and peripheral devices. It also develops, produces, markets, and distributes recorded music; publishes music; and produces and distributes animation titles, game applications based on animation titles, and various services for music and visual products. In addition, the company offers live-action and animated motion pictures, as well as scripted and unscripted series, daytime serials, game shows, animated series, television movies, and miniseries and other television programs; operates a visual effects and animation unit; manages a studio facility; and operates television and digital networks. Further, it researches, develops, designs, produces, markets, distributes, sells, and services video and sound products; interchangeable lens, compact digital, and consumer and professional video cameras; display products, such as projectors and medical equipment; mobile phones, tablets, accessories, and applications; and metal oxide semiconductor image sensors, charge-coupled devices, large-scale integration systems, and other semiconductors. Additionally, it offers Internet broadband network services; creates and distributes content for various electronics product platforms, such as PCs and mobile phones; and provides life and non-life insurance, banking, and other services, as well as batteries, recording media, and storage media products. It has collaboration with The UNOPS. The company was formerly known as Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha and changed its name to Sony Corporation in January 1958. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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