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Is Perrigo Company plc(NYSE: PRGO), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/17/1991. Perrigo Company plc is in the Drug Related Products industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Perrigo Company plc, is 2107.96, and so far today it has a volume of 1364200. Performance year to date since the 12/17/1991 is -34.18%.

To help you determine whether Perrigo Company plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 12.31. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Perrigo Company plc has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 2.44 and the P/B ratio is 1.37. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and 26.91 respectively.

At the current price Perrigo Company plc is trading at, 94.84 (-1.95% today), Perrigo Company plc has a dividend yield of 0.61%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -0.95, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.12% after growing -95.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 251.30%, and -3.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 144.69, and the number of shares float is 137.14. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 75.10%. The float short is 3.97%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.58. Management has seen a return on assets of -0.70%, and also a return on investment of 0.60%.

The ability for Perrigo Company plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.57 and total debt/equity is 0.65. In terms of margins, Perrigo Company plc has a gross margin of 39.00%, with its operating margin at 0.50%, and Perrigo Company plc has a profit margin of -2.40%.

The 52 week high is -43.23%, with 15.14% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.15% and the 200 day simple moving average is -14.80%.

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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