Top large-cap stocks to focus on right now

Summary

  • Intel Corporation reported revenue of US$19.7 billion in Q1, 2021.
  • Computer memory maker Micron Technology has a market cap of US$933 billion.
  • Truck manufacturer Paccar Inc. reported revenue of US$5.85 billion in Q1, 2021.

Large-cap or big-cap stocks are companies having a market capitalization of more than US$10 billion. Large-cap means large market capitalization. Most of the companies listed on the NYSE and NASDAQ are large-cap stocks.

Large-cap stocks are generally transparent as all financial information, like earnings reports, is available publically. Investors can easily analyze them before investing. Large-cap companies pay dividends, and they are stable and impactful. 



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Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC
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Intel Corporation is a US-based multinational technology company. It is the leading manufacturer of microprocessors and chips. Its market capitalization is US$232 billion.

Its stock traded at US$57.59 at 9.28 am ET on June 29, up by 0.19% over the previous closing price. Its stock price increased by 15.78% YTD. Its P/E ratio is 12.92, and its forward P/E 1-year ratio is 12.47. Earnings per share are US$4.45, and annualized dividend is US$1.39. Beta is 0.61. The 52 weeks highest stock price is US$68.49, and the lowest is US$43.61.

It reported revenue of US$19.7 billion in Q1, 2021, ended on March 31. It is down by 1% YoY. Its Earnings per share was US$0.82 in Q1. Its net income was US$3.4 billion in Q1, 2021, and it was US$5.7 billion in Q1, 2020. It recorded a gross margin of 55.2% in Q1, 2021, and 60.6% in Q1, 2020.

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Illumina, Inc (NASDAQ: ILMN)

Illumina is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of integrated systems that analyze genetic variation and biological function. Its market capitalization is US$70.2 billion.

Its stock traded at US$481.56 at 10.03 am on June 29, up by 0.01% over the previous closing price. Its stock prices increased by 11.53% YTD. Its P/E ratio is 112.5, and its forward P/E 1-year ratio is 79.72. Earnings per share are US$4.28. Beta is 0.61.

It reported revenue of US$1 billion in Q1, 2021 ended on March 31. It is a 27% increase YoY. Its net income was US$147 million or US$1 per diluted share in Q1, 2021, and it was US$173 million or US$1.17 per diluted share in the year-ago quarter. Cash flow from operations was US$282 million compared to US$281 million YoY.

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Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU)

Micron Technology is one of the leading manufacturers of computer memory chips and computer data storage systems. Its market capitalization is US$933 billion.

Its stock traded at US$83 at 10.28 am on June 29, down by 0.43% over the previous closing price. Its stock prices increased by 25.59% YTD. Its P/E ratio is 29.43, and its forward P/E 1-year ratio is 15.79. Earnings per share are US$2.82. Beta is 1.25.

It reported revenue of US$6.24 billion in Q2, 2021 ended on March 4. It was US$4.80 billion YoY. Its net income was US$603 million or US$0.53 per share in Q2, 2021. Its operating cash flow was US$3.06 billion compared to US$2.00 billion in the same quarter of the previous year.

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PACCAR Inc (Nasdaq: PCAR)

Paccar Inc is a leading American manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty trucks. Its market capitalization is US$30.7 billion.

Its stock traded at US$88.364 at 10.40 am on June 29, down by 0.28% over the previous closing price. Its stock prices increased by 4.33% YTD. Its P/E ratio is 21.82, and its forward P/E 1-year ratio is 15.31. Earnings per share are US$4.06. Beta is 1.04. It paid an annualized dividend of US$1.36.

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It reported revenue of US$5.85 billion in Q1, 2021 ended on March 31. It was US$5.16 billion in Q1, 2020. Its net income was US$470.1 million or US$1.27 per diluted share in Q1, 2021. It was US$359.4 million or US$1.03 per diluted share in Q1, 2020. Cash flow from operations was US$536.9 million.

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Ross Stores, Inc (Nasdaq: ROST)

Ross Stores runs off-price apparel and home fashion stores at 1589 locations across 40 states in the US. Its market capitalization is US$43.7 billion.

Its stock traded at US$122.47 at 11.09 am on June 29, up by 0.56% over the previous closing price. Its stock prices increased by 4.60% YTD. Its P/E ratio is 50.19, and its forward P/E 1-year ratio is 28.12. Earnings per share are US$2.44. Beta is 1.04. It paid an annualized dividend of US$1.14.

It reported a net income of US$476 million or US$1.67 per share in Q1, 2021, which ended on March 31. It was US$421 million or US$1.15 per share in Q1, 2020. Total sales were US$4.5 billion, 13% up over YoY.

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Lam Research Corporation (Nasdaq: LRCX)

Lam Research Corporation designs and produces semiconductor processing equipment used in circuits. Its market capitalization is US$92.7 billion.

Its stock traded at US$650.89 at 11.28 am on June 29, up by 0.58% over the previous closing price. Its stock prices increased by 36.15% YTD. Its P/E ratio is 27.44, and its forward P/E 1-year ratio is 24.22. Earnings per share are US$2.44. Beta is 1.27. It paid an annualized dividend of US$5.20. The highest 52-week stock price was US$673.80, and the lowest was US$292.28.

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It reported total revenue of US$3.85 billion in Q1, 2021, which ended on March 28. It was US$3.5 billion in the previous quarter. Its gross margin in this quarter was 46.3% compared to 46.4% in the previous quarter. Diluted earnings per share were US$7.41, and it was US$5.96 in the previous quarter.

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