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Is St. Jude Medical Inc.(NYSE: STJ), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE: STJ) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/7/1989. St. Jude Medical Inc. is in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for St. Jude Medical Inc., is 4136.23, and so far today it has a volume of 1069943. Performance year to date since the 12/7/1989 is 31.13%.

To help you determine whether St. Jude Medical Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 32.17 and forward P/E is 18.15. PEG perhaps more useful shows that St. Jude Medical Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.13. P/S ratio is 4.05 and the P/B ratio is 5.55. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 70.37 and 55.24 respectively.

At the current price St. Jude Medical Inc. is trading at, 81.35 (1.42% today), St. Jude Medical Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.55%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 46.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.49, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.90% after growing -11.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -63.70%, and 7.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 285.12, and the number of shares float is 277.3. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 78.70%. The float short is 2.98%, with the short ratio at a value of 2. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.10%, and also a return on investment of 9.30%.

The ability for St. Jude Medical Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.7, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 1.36 and total debt/equity is 1.48. In terms of margins, St. Jude Medical Inc. has a gross margin of 67.50%, with its operating margin at 16.50%, and St. Jude Medical Inc. has a profit margin of 12.60%.

The 52 week high is 0.17%, with 68.24% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.91% and the 200 day simple moving average is 27.95%.

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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