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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Cerner Corporation, CERN

Cerner Corporation, CERN is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Healthcare Information Services in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, Cerner Corporation, CERNĀ  has a market cap of 22361. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, Cerner Corporation, CERN performance year to date is 10.19%. Today Cerner Corporation, CERN has gained 0.43%, with a current price of 66.59.

Ownership of the company is 2.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 81.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 10.40%, with return on investment at 12.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Cerner Corporation, CERN is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.14. While Total debt/equity is 0.15. With a profit margin of 12.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 83.40%, and operating margin of 18.20%. Cerner Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.2, while the quick ratio is 2.2.

For the last year Cerner Corporation, CERN has seen a EPS growth of 2.50%. A performance for the year of -5.72%. The 52-week high is -6.58%, and the 52-week low is 34.27%. The average volume for Cerner Corporation, CERN is 1041209.

With a target price of 65.61, can Cerner Corporation, CERN reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Cerner Corporation, CERN. Cerner Corporation has a P/E of 39.99 and a forward P/E of 24.62. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.49. Cerner Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.9 and 5.75 respectively. For P/cash, Cerner Corporation has a value of 44.41, while it is 58.46 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 66.59, Cerner Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 14.90%.

Looking more long-term Cerner Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 16.05%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 14.45% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 2.50% for this year and for the last five years a 17.20% 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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