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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Hologic Inc., HOLX

Hologic Inc., HOLX is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Medical Appliances & Equipment in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Hologic Inc., HOLX  has a market cap of 10177.43. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, Hologic Inc., HOLX performance year to date is -5.48%. Today Hologic Inc., HOLX has gained 0.14%, with a current price of 36.62.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 98.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 2.70%, with return on investment at 6.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Hologic Inc., HOLX is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.52. While Total debt/equity is 1.67. With a profit margin of 7.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 54.70%, and operating margin of 15.90%. Hologic Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 1.

For the last year Hologic Inc., HOLX has seen a EPS growth of 631.30%. A performance for the year of -3.53%. The 52-week high is -14.84%, and the 52-week low is 15.01%. The average volume for Hologic Inc., HOLX is 815266.

With a target price of 42.06, can Hologic Inc., HOLX reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Hologic Inc., HOLX. Hologic Inc. has a P/E of 51.08 and a forward P/E of 17.54. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 5.25. Hologic Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.65 and 5.05 respectively. For P/cash, Hologic Inc. has a value of 32.18, while it is 14.67 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 36.62, Hologic Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 9.80%.

Looking more long-term Hologic Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.73%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.33% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 631.30% for this year and for the last five years a 31.10% growth has been seen.

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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