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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK)?

The company in question is, Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) currently with a stock price of 111.81 (-0.79% today). The market cap for Stryker Corporation is 43835.79, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Medical Appliances & Equipment industry. The target price for Stryker Corporation is 126.6. Currently Stryker Corporation is trading with a P/E of 26.58, and a forward P/E of 17.61. Average volume for Stryker Corporation is 1330.4 and so far today it is 72591.

Performance in the last year for Stryker Corporation has been 14.75%. For EPS growth, Stryker Corporation has seen a growth of 180.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.13%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 3.50% over the last five years and could be 10.20% for the next five years. Stryker Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 16.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -2.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.32%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.13%.

Since the IPO date for Stryker Corporation on the 2/1/1988, Stryker Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 22.11%. With Stryker Corporation trading at 111.81, the dividend yield is 1.35%, and the EPS is 4.24.

So could Stryker Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 26.58. The PEG is 2.61, P/S is 4.19 and the P/B is at 4.64. The P/cash is 11.99, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Stryker Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.2, and the quick ratio is 1.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.74, and total debt/equity at 0.84.

In terms of margins, Stryker Corporation has a gross margin of 66.70%, an operating margin of 19.50% and a profit margin of 15.30%.Payout ratio for Stryker Corporation is 34.60%. Return on assets come to 8.90% with return on investment coming to 12.50%.

Insider ownership for Stryker Corporation, is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 79.20%. Outstanding shares are at 388.96. While shares float is 343.62. The float short is currently 1.55%, and short ratio is 4.

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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