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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Hologic Inc., HOLX

Hologic Inc., HOLX is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Medical Appliances & Equipment in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Hologic Inc., HOLX  has a market cap of 10686.23. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, Hologic Inc., HOLX performance year to date is -0.59%. Today Hologic Inc., HOLX has gained -0.70%, with a current price of 38.46.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 3.50%, with return on investment at 6.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Hologic Inc., HOLX is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.51. While Total debt/equity is 1.68. With a profit margin of 9.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 54.70%, and operating margin of 17.30%. Hologic Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 1.

For the last year Hologic Inc., HOLX has seen a EPS growth of 631.30%. A performance for the year of -0.90%. The 52-week high is -9.68%, and the 52-week low is 20.79%. The average volume for Hologic Inc., HOLX is 1987500.

With a target price of 42.73, can Hologic Inc., HOLX reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Hologic Inc., HOLX. Hologic Inc. has a P/E of 41.99 and a forward P/E of 18.09. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.21. Hologic Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.8 and 5.23 respectively. For P/cash, Hologic Inc. has a value of 24.2, while it is 15.38 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 38.46, Hologic Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 12.70%.

Looking more long-term Hologic Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.98%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.53% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 631.30% for this year and for the last five years a 31.10% growth has been seen.

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