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Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 42483.6. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Stryker Corporation is 114.49 (with a change from open of 0.12%), this in conjunction with a target price of 126.6. Volume today has so far reached 531587, with an average volume of about 1366.15. The GAP for this stock, is 0.03%.

The P/E ratio is 26.96, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.86. The current EPS for Stryker Corporation, is 4.24, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 180.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 23.86%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Stryker Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 11.17% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.20%. Quarter over quarter is -2.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 16.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 3.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 6.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.40% and institutional ownership is 79.10%. Shares outstanding is 371.62, while shares float is at a value of 343.62. Float short for Stryker Corporation is 1.51% and the short ratio is 3.8.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.74, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.84. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.2, and the quick ratio is 1.6. The most recent gross margin is 66.70% and their operating margin is 19.50%. The profit margin is 15.30%.

Stryker Corporation has seen returns on assets of 8.90%, and on investment, 12.50%. Return on equity is 18.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.64. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.06, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.7 and Price/cash is 11.62, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -1.45% and 7.32% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.34% and the 52 week low is 33.00%.

Stryker Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.33%, with a current price of 114.49. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 34.60%. This is in an industry, Medical Appliances & Equipment, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Stryker Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry means that Stryker Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 3.42%, with performance for the month coming to 1.03%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.28%, and for the half year the performance is 15.35%. Volatility for this week is 1.99% and for the month this is 1.52%.

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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