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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ) from Healthcare

Today’s top gainers include the company St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ) which is in the industry Medical Appliances & Equipment, gaining 0.31% today. In the last week its performance is 2.19%, and 40.11% for the past quarter. Currently, St. Jude Medical Inc., STJ has a target price of 72.67, so today’s gain of 0.31% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.03%.

St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ), has a market cap of 22173.22, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 85.70%.

At the current price of 78.24, it has a dividend yield of 1.58%, and its target price is 72.67. This is with a profit margin of 12.60%, and total debt/equity of 1.48. St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ) has a P/E of 31.38, as well as a forward P/E of 17.73.

With a current EPS of 2.49, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 8.67%,St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 2.30%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 10.29%.

Performance for the year is 9.19%. Since its IPO date on 12/07/1989, the total performance to date is 27.91%.

Volume today for St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ), is 1832685, while its average volume is 4087.14. Whilst the total gain today was 0.31%, it did have a day high of -1.32%.

Volatility for this week has been at 0.93%, and 0.76% for the month. The 52-week low for St. Jude Medical Inc., STJ has been 61.81%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.36%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 9.30%, and its return on assets is 6.10%. St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ) has an operating margin of 16.50%. With a sales growth of 7.70% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that St. Jude Medical Inc., STJ is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 1.36, and has a current ratio of 1.7 and 1.1 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of St. Jude Medical Inc.? Well its PEG is 3.05, and the P/S is 3.93, along with a P/B of 5.41. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 68.23.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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