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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Illumina Inc., ILMN

Illumina Inc., ILMN is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Biotechnology in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Illumina Inc., ILMNĀ  has a market cap of 24804.02. Since its IPO date on the 7/28/2000, Illumina Inc., ILMN performance year to date is -11.96%. Today Illumina Inc., ILMN has gained -0.84%, with a current price of 168.99.

Ownership of the company is 1.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 97.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 11.40%, with return on investment at 16.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Illumina Inc., ILMN is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.5. While Total debt/equity is 0.5. With a profit margin of 18.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 70.00%, and operating margin of 24.60%. Illumina Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.7, while the quick ratio is 3.1.

For the last year Illumina Inc., ILMN has seen a EPS growth of 30.50%. A performance for the year of -14.48%. The 52-week high is -20.76%, and the 52-week low is 32.96%. The average volume for Illumina Inc., ILMN is 577100.

With a target price of 154.25, can Illumina Inc., ILMN reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Illumina Inc., ILMN. Illumina Inc. has a P/E of 58.09 and a forward P/E of 41.36. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.64. Illumina Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 10.72 and 12.06 respectively. For P/cash, Illumina Inc. has a value of 17.4, while it is 50.42 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 168.99, Illumina Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 22.10%.

Looking more long-term Illumina Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 15.97%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 15.75% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 30.50% for this year and for the last five years a 28.90% growth has been seen.

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