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Is Medtronic plc(NYSE: MDT), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981. Medtronic plc is in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Medtronic plc, is 4979.63, and so far today it has a volume of 1985348. Performance year to date since the 12/31/1981 is 15.07%.

To help you determine whether Medtronic plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 35.28 and forward P/E is 16.97. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Medtronic plc has a value for PEG of 4.51. P/S ratio is 4.26 and the P/B ratio is 2.36. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 9.72 and 60.38 respectively.

At the current price Medtronic plc is trading at, 87.93 (0.34% today), Medtronic plc has a dividend yield of 1.96%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 60.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.48, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.81% after growing 2.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is *TBA, and 3.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1400.9, and the number of shares float is 1393.82. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 85.30%. The float short is 1.15%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.21. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.40%, and also a return on investment of 5.40%.

The ability for Medtronic plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 3.3, and quick ratio is 2.8. Long term debt/equity is 0.58 and total debt/equity is 0.6. In terms of margins, Medtronic plc has a gross margin of 68.30%, with its operating margin at 18.40%, and Medtronic plc has a profit margin of 12.30%.

The 52 week high is -1.50%, with 60.78% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.53% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.78%.

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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