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Is St. Jude Medical Inc.(NYSE: STJ), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE: STJ) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/7/1989. St. Jude Medical Inc. is in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for St. Jude Medical Inc., is 2498.88, and so far today it has a volume of 24463. Performance year to date since the 12/7/1989 is 36.31%.

To help you determine whether St. Jude Medical Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 36.2 and forward P/E is 18.82. PEG perhaps more useful shows that St. Jude Medical Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.51. P/S ratio is 4.1 and the P/B ratio is 5.54. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 59.71 and 46.88 respectively.

At the current price St. Jude Medical Inc. is trading at, 83.52 (0.17% today), St. Jude Medical Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.49%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 51.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.3, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.10% after growing -11.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -18.70%, and 10.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 285.03, and the number of shares float is 277.96. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 75.40%. The float short is 2.83%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.14. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.40%, and also a return on investment of 9.30%.

The ability for St. Jude Medical Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.7, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 1.27 and total debt/equity is 1.42. In terms of margins, St. Jude Medical Inc. has a gross margin of 67.10%, with its operating margin at 16.10%, and St. Jude Medical Inc. has a profit margin of 11.40%.

The 52 week high is -0.57%, with 72.73% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.27% and the 200 day simple moving average is 27.46%.

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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