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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Stryker Corporation, SYK

Stryker Corporation, SYK is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Medical Appliances & Equipment in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Stryker Corporation, SYK  has a market cap of 45513.89. Since its IPO date on the 2/1/1988, Stryker Corporation, SYK performance year to date is 32.50%. Today Stryker Corporation, SYK has gained 1.04%, with a current price of 122.29.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 78.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 33.60%. Return of assets are at 9.40%, with return on investment at 12.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Stryker Corporation, SYK is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.76. While Total debt/equity is 0.85. With a profit margin of 16.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 67.10%, and operating margin of 19.60%. Stryker Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.6, while the quick ratio is 3.

For the last year Stryker Corporation, SYK has seen a EPS growth of 180.80%. A performance for the year of 29.71%. The 52-week high is 0.57%, and the 52-week low is 42.06%. The average volume for Stryker Corporation, SYK is 1283086.

With a target price of 117.43, can Stryker Corporation, SYK reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Stryker Corporation, SYK. Stryker Corporation has a P/E of 28.67 and a forward P/E of 19.15. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.73. Stryker Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.52 and 5.18 respectively. For P/cash, Stryker Corporation has a value of 6.08, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 122.29, Stryker Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.24%. We see a return on equity of 18.90%.

Looking more long-term Stryker Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.50%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.77% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 180.80% for this year and for the last five years a 3.50% growth has been seen.

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