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Is Stryker Corporation(NYSE: SYK), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 2/1/1988. Stryker Corporation is in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Stryker Corporation, is 1317.2, and so far today it has a volume of 935600. Performance year to date since the 2/1/1988 is 24.85%.

To help you determine whether Stryker Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 27.18 and forward P/E is 18.01. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Stryker Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.66. P/S ratio is 4.08 and the P/B ratio is 4.74. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 11.68 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Stryker Corporation is trading at, 115.23 (-0.37% today), Stryker Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.32%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 34.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.24, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.13% after growing 180.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -2.40%, and 16.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 370.61, and the number of shares float is 343.62. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 79.10%. The float short is 1.55%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.04. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.90%, and also a return on investment of 12.50%.

The ability for Stryker Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.2, and quick ratio is 1.6. Long term debt/equity is 0.74 and total debt/equity is 0.84. In terms of margins, Stryker Corporation has a gross margin of 66.70%, with its operating margin at 19.50%, and Stryker Corporation has a profit margin of 15.30%.

The 52 week high is -6.73%, with 33.86% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.70% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.03%.

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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