Symantec Corporation [NASDAQ:SYMC]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Professional stock traders oftentimes make sure they verify what some leading Wall Street voices have to say about a potential buy. Currently, in relation to Symantec Corporation [SYMC], the latest Wall Street average recommendation we can view is from the fiscal quarter that will be ending in the month of March. On average, stock market experts give SYMC an Hold rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 17.42 to 24.77. This is compared to its latest closing price of $19.71.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Symantec Corporation [SYMC] is sitting at 3.07. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 3.04.

For the quarter ending in Mar-19 Symantec Corporation [SYMC] generated $1.2 billion in sales. That’s 1.03% lower than the average estimate of $1.21 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Keep on the lookout for this organization’s next scheduled financial results, which are expected to be made public on Thu 1 Aug (In 76 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Symantec Corporation [SYMC]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Symantec Corporation [SYMC] sitting at +10.74 and its Gross Margin at +74.10, this company’s Net Margin is now 25.60%. These measurements indicate that Symantec Corporation [SYMC] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 4.78, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 7.30%. Its Return on Equity is 26.49, and its Return on Assets is 6.64. These metrics all suggest that Symantec Corporation is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Symantec Corporation [SYMC] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 100.06. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 50.01, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 31.89. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 100.06, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 50.01. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 11.98 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 4.34. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 3.13, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.25. Symantec Corporation [SYMC] has a Price to Book Ratio of 3.21, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 18.18 and P/E Ratio of 489.11. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Symantec Corporation [SYMC] earns $409,661 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 6.63 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.28. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 1.07 and its Current Ratio is 1.07. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Symantec Corporation [SYMC] has 730.86M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $14.41B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 17.42 to 24.77. At its current price, it has moved by -20.23% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 13.40% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.13, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 24.80. This stock, according to these metrics, is currently Oversold.

Conclusion: Is Symantec Corporation [SYMC] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Symantec Corporation [SYMC], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.