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Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 13938.28. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Perrigo Company plc is 97.28 (with a change from open of 1.08%), this in conjunction with a target price of 102.64. Volume today has so far reached 1789100, with an average volume of about 2136.1. The GAP for this stock, is -0.55%.

The P/E ratio is *TBA, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.52. The current EPS for Perrigo Company plc, is -0.95, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -95.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -32.48%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Perrigo Company plc, EPS is looking like it will grow 10.13% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.98%. Quarter over quarter is 251.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -3.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -59.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 0.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 75.10%. Shares outstanding is 143.28, while shares float is at a value of 137.14. Float short for Perrigo Company plc is 4.34% and the short ratio is 2.79.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.57, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.65. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1. The most recent gross margin is 39.00% and their operating margin is 0.50%. The profit margin is -2.40%.

Perrigo Company plc has seen returns on assets of -0.70%, and on investment, 0.60%. Return on equity is -1.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.47, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.41 and Price/cash is *TBA, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 27.33.

The simple moving averages are 6.10% and -13.82% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -41.77% and the 52 week low is 18.10%.

Perrigo Company plc has a dividend yield of 0.60%, with a current price of 97.28. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Drug Related Products, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Perrigo Company plc is based in Ireland.

Performance in the Drug Related Products industry means that Perrigo Company plc has seen performance for the past week of 3.83%, with performance for the month coming to 9.25%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 6.43%, and for the half year the performance is -36.88%. Volatility for this week is 2.37% and for the month this is 2.44%.

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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