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How has Shire plc:(NASDAQ:SHPG) performed recently?

Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 58386.21. It is in the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 30.28, a forward P/E of 12.52 and EPS of 6.3. At a stock price of 190.68 (-0.52%) it has a dividend yield of 0.42%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 16.50%, more recently this last year it has grown by -59.40%. The next year growth is going to be about 17.76% and more long-term 14.30% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -54.20%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 13.10% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 56.00%.

For performance, Shire plc the past week has seen a gain of -4.57%. For the last month performance for Shire plc is -0.39%. While the last quarter is 1.99% and half year, 22.66%. Finally for the year, performance is -17.76%.

The 52-week high for Shire plc, is at -19.42%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 29.73%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.26% and 3.97% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.06%, and for the month it is 1.42%. Shire plc, has a target price of 252.54.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.72, and for total debt/equity Shire plc has 0.81. The gross margin is 79.50%, while operating margin is 19.30%, the profit margin is 13.20%. The current ratio is 1.4 and the quick ratio is 0.6.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 24.50%. Shire plc has a payout ratio of 20.20%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 306.2. The shares float is 181.49, with the float short at 0.99%, with short ratio coming to 0.83.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Shire plc, get 3.10%, with its returns on investment at 12.00%. Return on equity is 6.70%. So will the investors see the target price of 252.54, reached soon?

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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