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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO

Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Drug Manufacturers – Other in the sector of Healthcare. Based in Denmark, Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO  has a market cap of 108373.08. Since its IPO date on the 1/4/1982, Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO performance year to date is -4.40%. Today Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO has gained 0.91%, with a current price of 54.56.

Ownership of the company is 26.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 10.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 47.50%. Return of assets are at 40.40%, with return on investment at 85.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0. While Total debt/equity is 0.01. With a profit margin of 31.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 84.90%, and operating margin of 43.60%. Novo Nordisk A/S ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO has seen a EPS growth of 34.30%. A performance for the year of 1.38%. The 52-week high is -7.98%, and the 52-week low is 20.26%. The average volume for Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO is 580565.

With a target price of 60.1, can Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO. Novo Nordisk A/S has a P/E of 27.2 and a forward P/E of 21.89. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.32. Novo Nordisk A/S also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.6 and 24.91 respectively. For P/cash, Novo Nordisk A/S has a value of 81.99, while it is 38.85 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 54.56, Novo Nordisk A/S has a dividend yield of 1.76%. We see a return on equity of 82.70%.

Looking more long-term Novo Nordisk A/S, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.70%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.39% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 34.30% for this year and for the last five years a 22.40% growth has been seen.

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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