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Is St. Jude Medical Inc.(NYSE: STJ), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE: STJ) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/7/1989. St. Jude Medical Inc. is in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for St. Jude Medical Inc., is 2961.33, and so far today it has a volume of 1370500. Performance year to date since the 12/7/1989 is 31.56%.

To help you determine whether St. Jude Medical Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 34.81 and forward P/E is 18.14. PEG perhaps more useful shows that St. Jude Medical Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.06. P/S ratio is 3.9 and the P/B ratio is 5.32. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 56.81 and 44.6 respectively.

At the current price St. Jude Medical Inc. is trading at, 80.16 (0.50% today), St. Jude Medical Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.55%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 51.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.3, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.95% after growing -11.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -18.70%, and 10.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 282.07, and the number of shares float is 277.95. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 83.40%. The float short is 3.52%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.31. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.40%, and also a return on investment of 9.30%.

The ability for St. Jude Medical Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.7, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 1.27 and total debt/equity is 1.42. In terms of margins, St. Jude Medical Inc. has a gross margin of 67.10%, with its operating margin at 16.10%, and St. Jude Medical Inc. has a profit margin of 11.40%.

The 52 week high is -4.20%, with 66.42% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.52% and the 200 day simple moving average is 17.70%.

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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