The Charles Schwab Corporation [NYSE: SCHW] shares went higher by 2.08% from its previous closing of $43.07, now trading at the price of $43.96, also adding 0.89 points. Is SCHW stock a buy or should you stay away?

The stock had a rather active trading session with the latest closing, by far recording 2.52 million contracts. Compared to the average trading volume of SCHW shares, the company saw a far better performance. Moreover, the stock has a 1.17B float and a +9.99% run over in the last seven days. SCHW share price has been hovering between $52.70 and $35.85 lately, and is definitely worthy of attention.

The Charles Schwab Corporation [NYSE:SCHW]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 35.85 to 52.70. This is compared to its latest closing price of $43.07.

Keep your eyes peeled for this company’s upcoming financial results publication, which is slated for Mon 21 Oct (In 38 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW] sitting at +41.51 and its Gross Margin at +85.69, this company’s Net Margin is now 30.30%. These measurements indicate that The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 13.86, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 1.40%. Its Return on Equity is 17.90, and its Return on Assets is 1.30. These metrics show a mixed bag, which means that this investment’s attractiveness can be quickly increased or decreased in the short term, depending on future updates SCHW financial performance.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 33.28. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 24.97, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 2.32. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 19.70, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 38.43.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 5.00 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 1.35. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 2.06, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.22. The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW] has a Price to Book Ratio of 3.10, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 10.21 and P/E Ratio of 16.60. These metrics all suggest that The Charles Schwab Corporation is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW] earns $563,538 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 0.49 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.04.

The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW] has 1.30B shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $55.91B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 35.85 to 52.70. At its current price, it has moved down by -16.58% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 22.63% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.31, which indicates that it is 2.51% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 74.14. This RSI suggests that The Charles Schwab Corporation is currently Overbought.

Conclusion: Is The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW], 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.