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Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA (NYSE: FMS) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA (NYSE: FMS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 27488.63. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA is 44.14 (with a change from open of 0.00%), this in conjunction with a target price of 48.25. Volume today has so far reached 102000, with an average volume of about 164.44. The GAP for this stock, is 0.02%.

The P/E ratio is 24.47, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 19.62. The current EPS for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, is 1.8, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -2.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 6.58%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, EPS is looking like it will grow 11.77% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.60%. Quarter over quarter is 21.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 5.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 15.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 7.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 35.70% and institutional ownership is 2.30%. Shares outstanding is 622.76, while shares float is at a value of 615.27. Float short for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA is 0.25% and the short ratio is 9.27.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.76, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.89. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 1.2. The most recent gross margin is 32.40% and their operating margin is 14.30%. The profit margin is 6.40%.

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has seen returns on assets of 4.30%, and on investment, 9.10%. Return on equity is 11.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.55. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.6, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.65 and Price/cash is 38.04, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 64.95.

The simple moving averages are -2.16% and 2.45% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.11% and the 52 week low is 17.01%.

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has a dividend yield of 1.02%, with a current price of 44.14. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 22.20%. This is in an industry, Specialized Health Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA is based in Germany.

Performance in the Specialized Health Services industry means that Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has seen performance for the past week of -0.47%, with performance for the month coming to -0.83%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 1.82%, and for the half year the performance is 15.61%. Volatility for this week is 0.82% and for the month this is 0.90%.

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