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Is Shire plc(NASDAQ: SHPG), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/25/1998. Shire plc is in the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Shire plc, is 2868.89, and so far today it has a volume of 667055. Performance year to date since the 3/25/1998 is -5.94%.

To help you determine whether Shire plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 28.46 and forward P/E is 12.85. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Shire plc has a value for PEG of 2.19. P/S ratio is 8.64 and the P/B ratio is 3.68. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 831.03 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Shire plc is trading at, 194.4 (1.24% today), Shire plc has a dividend yield of 0.69%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 10.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.75, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 19.24% after growing -59.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -0.90%, and 14.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 298.62, and the number of shares float is 279.92. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 30.10%. The float short is 0.69%, with the short ratio at a value of 0.67. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.00%, and also a return on investment of 12.00%.

The ability for Shire plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.6, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.45 and total debt/equity is 0.67. In terms of margins, Shire plc has a gross margin of 85.10%, with its operating margin at 22.40%, and Shire plc has a profit margin of 19.80%.

The 52 week high is -27.82%, with 32.26% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.53% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.90%.

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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