Are These 6 Large Cap Stocks Cheap Enough for Your Portfolio?

Should you be buying these six stocks?  They are all large cap stocks, trading at historic lows, and are making lots of money.

  1. Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ):  Its market capitalization is $79.4 billion, its forward price-to-earnings ratio is 6.88, its price-to-earnings growth ratio is 0.77, its price-to-sales ratio is 0.61, and its price-to-book ratio is 1.9.  The company earned $9.2 billion on $127.94 billion in revenue last year, and it has $12.74 billion in cash on its balance sheet, against $22.9 billion in debt.  About the company: Hewlett-Packard Company provides imaging and printing 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.  Hewlett-Packard sells its products worldwide. Competitors to Watch: Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), 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).
  2. Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM):  Its market capitalization is $22.72 billion, its forward price-to-earnings ratio is 6.3, its price-to-earnings growth ratio is 0.52, its price-to-sales ratio is 1.14, and its price-to-book ratio is 2.54.  The company earned $3.41 billion last year on revenue of $19.91 billion, and it was $2.12 billion in cash on its balance sheet, against $0 of debt.  About the company:  Research in Motion Limited designs, manufactures, and markets wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market.  The Company provides platforms and solutions for access to email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet, and Intranet-based applications.
  3. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT): Its market capitalization is $208 billion, its forward price-to-earnings ratio is 8.94, its price-to-earnings growth ratio is 0.93, its price-to-sales-ratio is 3.03, and its price-to-book ratio is 3.89.  The company earned $21.79 billion on revenue of $68.6 billion last year, and it has $48.7 billion in cash against $13.1 billion in debt.  About the company:  Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, sells, and supports software products.  The Company offers operating system software, server application software, business and consumer applications software, software development tools, and Internet and intranet software.  Microsoft also develops video game consoles and digital music entertainment devices. Competitors to Watch: Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL), Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) and Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE).
  4. Intel (NASDAQ:INTC):  Its market capitalization is $117.76 billion, its forward price-to-earnings ratio is 9.29, its price-to-earnings growth ratio is 0.84, its price-to-sales ratio is 2.58, and its price-to-book ratio is 2.54.  The company earned $12.18 billion last year on revenue of $46.17 billion, and it has $11.98 billion in cash against $2.31 billion in debt.  About the company: Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells computer components and related products.  The Company’s major products include microprocessors, chipsets, embedded processors and microcontrollers, flash memory products, graphics products, network and communications products, systems management software, conferencing products, and digital imaging products. Competitors to Watch: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD), Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA), Oracle Corp (NASDAQ:ORCL), Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Micron Tech (NASDAQ:MU), ARM Holdings (NASDAQ:ARMH) and Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE:TXN).
  5. JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO):  Its market capitalization is $928 million, its forward price-to-earnings ratio is 4.73, its price-to-earnings growth ratio is 0.3, its price-to-sales ratio is 0.43, and its price-to-book ratio is 0.81.  It earned $304 million last year on revenue of $2.08 billion, and it has $425.43 million in cash on its balance sheet, against $51.5.26 million in debt.  About the company:  JA Solar Holdings Company, Ltd. manufactures solar cells.  The Company sells its products principally to solar module manufacturers, which assemble and integrate its products into modules and systems. Competitors to Watch: SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWRA), Total (NYSE:TOT), LDK Solar (NYSE:LDK), ReneSola (NYSE:SOL), JinkSolar (NYSE:JKS), Yingli Green Energy (YGU), China Sunergy (NASDAQ:CSUN), First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), Evergreen Solar (NASDAQ:ESLR), Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ)Solarfun Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ:SOLF) and Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (NYSE:STP)
  6. Total (NYSE:TOT): Its market capitalization is $126.08 billion, its forward price-to-earnings ratio is 6.74, its price-to-earnings growth ratio is 2.25, its price-to-sales ratio is 0.59, and its price-to-book ratio is 1.4.  It earned $17.04 billion on revenues of $213 billion last year, and it has $27.71 billion in cash on its balance sheet, against $45 billion in debt.  About the company:  Total SA explores for, produces, refines, transports, and markets oil (NYSE:USO) and natural gas (NYSE:UNG).  The Company also operates a chemical division which produces polypropylene, polyethylene, polystyrene, rubber, paint, ink, adhesives, and resins.  Total operates gasoline filling stations in Europe, the United States, and Africa. Competitors to Watch: Gastar Exploration Ltd. (AMEX:GST), Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:APC), Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN), Bronco Drilling Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:BRNC), EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG), Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX), Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA), Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX), BP plc (NYSE:BP), ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO), Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES), TOTAL S.A. (NYSE:TOT), Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE:SU) and Petroleo Brasileiro SA (NYSE:PBR).

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