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How has Shire plc:(NASDAQ:SHPG) performed recently?

Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 57564.98. It is in the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 28.57, a forward P/E of 12.9 and EPS of 6.75. At a stock price of 191.4 (-0.71%) it has a dividend yield of 0.69%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 16.50%, more recently this last year it has grown by -59.40%. The next year growth is going to be about 19.24% and more long-term 13.00% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -0.90%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 13.10% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 14.80%.

For performance, Shire plc the past week has seen a gain of 3.47%. For the last month performance for Shire plc is 12.66%. While the last quarter is 4.62% and half year, 9.01%. Finally for the year, performance is -24.82%.

The 52-week high for Shire plc, is at -28.94%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 30.22%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.09% and 3.25% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.56%, and for the month it is 1.93%. Shire plc, has a target price of 241.86.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.45, and for total debt/equity Shire plc has 0.67. The gross margin is 85.10%, while operating margin is 22.40%, the profit margin is 19.80%. The current ratio is 0.6 and the quick ratio is 0.4.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 30.10%. Shire plc has a payout ratio of 10.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 298.62. The shares float is 279.92, with the float short at 0.69%, with short ratio coming to 0.67.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Shire plc, get 7.00%, with its returns on investment at 12.00%. Return on equity is 13.50%. So will the investors see the target price of 241.86, reached soon?

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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