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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW

Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Medical Appliances & Equipment in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW  has a market cap of 22558.8. Since its IPO date on the 3/27/2000, Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW performance year to date is 34.87%. Today Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW has gained 0.54%, with a current price of 107.09.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 13.40%, with return on investment at 15.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.26. While Total debt/equity is 0.26. With a profit margin of 19.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 74.60%, and operating margin of 24.70%. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 4, while the quick ratio is 3.2.

For the last year Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW has seen a EPS growth of -39.80%. A performance for the year of 37.36%. The 52-week high is -4.38%, and the 52-week low is 71.26%. The average volume for Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW is 617205.

With a target price of 116.86, can Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has a P/E of 45.39 and a forward P/E of 32.53. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.7. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 8.67 and 9.87 respectively. For P/cash, Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has a value of 23.7, while it is 47.99 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 107.09, Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 21.60%.

Looking more long-term Edwards Lifesciences Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 16.82%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 18.53% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -39.80% for this year and for the last five years a 19.70% growth has been seen.

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