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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) from Healthcare

Today’s top gainers include the company Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) which is in the industry Drug Manufacturers – Major, gaining -0.49% today. In the last week its performance is -4.53%, and 4.29% for the past quarter. Currently, Shire plc, SHPG has a target price of 253.69, so today’s gain of -0.49% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.11%.

Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG), has a market cap of 59423.91, and is based in Ireland. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 24.50%.

At the current price of 193.86, it has a dividend yield of 0.41%, and its target price is 253.69. This is with a profit margin of 13.20%, and total debt/equity of 0.81. Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) has a P/E of 30.79, as well as a forward P/E of 12.71.

With a current EPS of 6.3, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 18.07%,Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 16.50%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 14.45%.

Performance for the year is -5.27%. Since its IPO date on 3/25/1998, the total performance to date is -4.97%.

Volume today for Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG), is 1427300, while its average volume is 1082.32. Whilst the total gain today was -0.49%, it did have a day high of -7.34%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.74%, and 1.71% for the month. The 52-week low for Shire plc, SHPG has been 31.99%, while the 52-week-high has reached -15.78%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 12.00%, and its return on assets is 3.10%. Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) has an operating margin of 19.30%. With a sales growth of 56.00% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Shire plc, SHPG is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.72, and has a current ratio of 1.4 and 0.6 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Shire plc? Well its PEG is 2.13, and the P/S is 7.91, along with a P/B of 1.48. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 85.7.

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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