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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Smith & Nephew plc, SNN

Smith & Nephew plc, SNN is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Medical Appliances & Equipment in the sector of Healthcare. Based in United Kingdom, Smith & Nephew plc, SNN  has a market cap of 14724.18. Since its IPO date on the 11/16/1999, Smith & Nephew plc, SNN performance year to date is -6.45%. Today Smith & Nephew plc, SNN has gained -0.23%, with a current price of 32.87.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 5.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at *TBA, with return on investment at 8.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Smith & Nephew plc, SNN is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.43. While Total debt/equity is 0.45. With a profit margin of *TBA, this is combined with a gross margin of 74.20%, and operating margin of *TBA. Smith & Nephew plc ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.9, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Smith & Nephew plc, SNN has seen a EPS growth of -18.20%. A performance for the year of -2.08%. The 52-week high is -8.95%, and the 52-week low is 9.92%. The average volume for Smith & Nephew plc, SNN is 111145.

With a target price of 38.88, can Smith & Nephew plc, SNN reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Smith & Nephew plc, SNN. Smith & Nephew plc has a P/E of 41.49 and a forward P/E of 17.04. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 5.84. Smith & Nephew plc also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.14 and 3.73 respectively. For P/cash, Smith & Nephew plc has a value of 173.23, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 32.87, Smith & Nephew plc has a dividend yield of 2.31%. We see a return on equity of *TBA.

Looking more long-term Smith & Nephew plc, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.10%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 15.06% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -18.20% for this year and for the last five years a -7.80% 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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