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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Fortive Corporation, FTV

Fortive Corporation, FTV is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Scientific & Technical Instruments in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, Fortive Corporation, FTV  has a market cap of 18176.25. Since its IPO date on the *TBA, Fortive Corporation, FTV performance year to date is 5.84%. Today Fortive Corporation, FTV has gained 0.64%, with a current price of 51.7.

Ownership of the company is 1.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 1.30%. 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 16.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Fortive Corporation, FTV is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.42. While Total debt/equity is 1.42. With a profit margin of *TBA, this is combined with a gross margin of 48.30%, and operating margin of *TBA. Fortive Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year Fortive Corporation, FTV has seen a EPS growth of -2.20%. A performance for the year of *TBA. The 52-week high is -4.73%, and the 52-week low is 11.84%. The average volume for Fortive Corporation, FTV is 865068.

With a target price of 53.44, can Fortive Corporation, FTV reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Fortive Corporation, FTV. Fortive Corporation has a P/E of 20.71 and a forward P/E of 19.73. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.25. Fortive Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.97 and 7.49 respectively. For P/cash, Fortive Corporation has a value of 37.31, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 51.7, Fortive Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.55%. We see a return on equity of *TBA.

Looking more long-term Fortive Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.37%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.38% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -2.20% for this year and for the last five years a 0.00% 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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