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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Biogen Inc., BIIB

Biogen Inc., BIIB is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Biotechnology in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Biogen Inc., BIIBĀ  has a market cap of 55009.57. Since its IPO date on the 9/17/1991, Biogen Inc., BIIB performance year to date is -17.97%. Today Biogen Inc., BIIB has gained 0.75%, with a current price of 253.19.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 88.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 19.00%, with return on investment at 23.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Biogen Inc., BIIB is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.63. While Total debt/equity is 0.63. With a profit margin of 33.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 88.70%, and operating margin of 47.10%. Biogen Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.6, while the quick ratio is 2.2.

For the last year Biogen Inc., BIIB has seen a EPS growth of 24.00%. A performance for the year of -37.06%. The 52-week high is -38.58%, and the 52-week low is 13.53%. The average volume for Biogen Inc., BIIB is 816.

With a target price of 332.47, can Biogen Inc., BIIB reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Biogen Inc., BIIB. Biogen Inc. has a P/E of 15.44 and a forward P/E of 12.49. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.98. Biogen Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 5.03 and 5.33 respectively. For P/cash, Biogen Inc. has a value of 15.34, while it is 16.8 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 253.19, Biogen Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 34.50%.

Looking more long-term Biogen Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 6.56% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 24.00% for this year and for the last five years a 31.30% growth has been seen.

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