7 Top Stocks With A Huge Amount of Cash on the Balance Sheet

These seven stocks are trading near their 52-week lows and have large cash cushions with which to ride out market turbulence.

  1. Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $15.98 to $26 and most recently traded at $16 per share.  Its market capitalization is 88 billion and the shares pay a dividend of 1.5%. It has $ 43.37 billion in cash on its balance sheet, against total debt of $16.75 billion.  Debt is 35.48% of equity, its current ratio is 3.43, and book value per share is $8.57.  About the company:  Cisco Systems, Inc. supplies data networking products for the Internet.  The Company’s Internet Protocol-based networking solutions are installed at corporations, public institutions and telecommunication companies worldwide.  The Company’s solutions transport data, voice, and video within buildings, across campuses, and around the world. Competitors to Watch: Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR), Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Extreme Networks, Inc (NASDAQ:EXTR), Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), Motorola Mobility Hldgs. Inc (NYSE:MMI), NetGear, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), and ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN).
  2. Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $35.44 to $49.39 and most recently traded at $36.11 per share.  Its market capitalization is $77.64 billion and the shares pay a dividend of 1.3%.  It has $12.74 billion in cash on its balance sheet, against total debt of $22.92 billion.  Debt is 54.83% of equity, its current ratio is 1.09, and its book value per share is $19.27.  About the company:  Hewlett-Packard Company provides imaging and printing systems, computing systems, and information technology services for business and home.  The Company’s products include laser and inkjet printers, scanners, copiers and faxes, personal computers, workstations, storage solutions, and other computing and printing systems. Competitors to Watch: Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI), RadiSys Corporation (NASDAQ:RSYS), and Silicon Graphics Intl. Corp (NASDAQ:SGI).
  3. General Motors (NYSE:GM): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $28.90 to $39.49 and most recently traded at $29.12.  Its market capitalization is $43.68 billion and the company doesn’t pay any dividends.  It has $29.59 billion in cash on its balance sheet, against $12.48 billion of debt.  Debt is 31.94% of its equity, its current ratio is 1.22 and its book value per share is $18.54.  About the company:  General Motors Co. manufactures and markets new cars and trucks.  The Company offers features for special needs drivers, OnStar vehicle protection, service, parts, accessories, maintenance, XM satellite radio, features for commercial owners, and more.  General Motors offers its vehicles and services worldwide. Competitors to Watch: Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM), HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (NYSE:HMC), Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), Volkswagen AG (VLKAY), Tata Motors Limited (NYSE:TTM), Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR), and Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS).
  4. Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE:CSC): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $36.30 to $56.61 and mot recently traded at $38.47 per share.  Its market capitalization is $5.96 billion and it pays a dividend of 2.1%.  The company has $1.84 billion in cash against $2.58 billion in debt.  Its debt is 34.11% of its equity, its current ratio is 1.81, and its book value per share is $48.83.  About the company:  Computer Sciences Corporation provides consulting and information technology services to industry and government.  The Company provides consulting, systems design and integration, IT and business process outsourcing, applications software, and Web and application hosting.  Computer Sciences operates locations around the world.
  5. Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $18.05 to $19.50 and most recently traded at $18.20.  Its market capitalization is $4.37 billion, and it pays no dividend.  The company holds $1.04 billion in cash against $7.62 billion of debt.  Its current ratio is 2.4 and its book value per share is -$21.16.  About the company:  Freescale Semiconductor Holdings, Ltd. engages in processing semiconductors and solutions for automotive, networking, industrial, and consumer markets worldwide.
  6. Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $27.71 to $48.07 and most recently traded at $28.10.  Its market capitalization is $2.23 billion and it pays no dividends.  The company has $1.27 billion in cash on its balance sheet, against $649.2 million in debt.  Its debt is 43.21% of its equity, its current ratio is 1.92, and its book value per share is $18.99.  About the company:  Lexmark International, Inc. develops, manufactures, and supplies printing and imaging solutions for offices and homes.  The Company’s products include laser printers, inkjet printers, multifunction devices, and associated supplies, services and solutions.  Lexmark’s products are sold in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Pacific Rim and the Caribbean. Competitors to Watch: Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX), Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL), Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA), Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAUP), Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR), EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), Ricoh Company Ltd. (RICOY), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Logitech Intl. SA (NYSE:USA) (NASDAQ:LOGI).
  7. Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $4.24 to $10.27 and most recently traded at $4.40 per share.  Its market capitalization is $585.7 million and it pays dividends of 0.2%.  The company has $5.88 billion in cash against $1.34 billion in debt.  Debt is 137.86% of equity, its current ratio is 4.51, and its book value per share is $7.31.  About the company:  Radian Group Inc. provides financial guarantee insurance.  The Company’s products and services enable homebuyers to purchase homes more quickly and with smaller downpayments, protect lenders against loan default, and lower the costs of mortgage origination and servicing.  Radian also provides insurance and reinsurance to investors in corporate, municipal, and asset-backed securities.

(Note: the idea for this post was taken from here, and all financial data are sourced from Yahoo! Finance and are assumed to be accurate.)

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