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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK)?

The company in question is, Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) currently with a stock price of 114.62 (-1.56% today). The market cap for Stryker Corporation is 45603.73, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Medical Appliances & Equipment industry. The target price for Stryker Corporation is 125.41. Currently Stryker Corporation is trading with a P/E of 27.3, and a forward P/E of 18.29. Average volume for Stryker Corporation is 1403.32 and so far today it is 602094.

Performance in the last year for Stryker Corporation has been 18.12%. For EPS growth, Stryker Corporation has seen a growth of 180.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.50%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 3.50% over the last five years and could be 10.30% for the next five years. Stryker Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 16.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -2.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.19%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 11.01%.

Since the IPO date for Stryker Corporation on the 2/1/1988, Stryker Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 26.16%. With Stryker Corporation trading at 114.62, the dividend yield is 1.31%, and the EPS is 4.27.

So could Stryker Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 27.3. The PEG is 2.65, P/S is 4.53 and the P/B is at 4.79. The P/cash is 12.47, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Stryker Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.2, and the quick ratio is 1.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.74, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Stryker Corporation has a gross margin of 67.10%, an operating margin of 20.30% and a profit margin of 16.00%.Payout ratio for Stryker Corporation is 34.60%. Return on assets come to 8.90% with return on investment coming to 12.50%.

Insider ownership for Stryker Corporation, is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 78.30%. Outstanding shares are at 391.65. While shares float is 342.97. The float short is currently 2.26%, and short ratio is 5.53.

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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