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Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE: SNN) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE: SNN), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 13535.16. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Smith & Nephew plc is 30.56 (with a change from open of 1.29%), this in conjunction with a target price of 41. Volume today has so far reached 298759, with an average volume of about 427.45. The GAP for this stock, is -0.36%.

The P/E ratio is 38.14, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.94. The current EPS for Smith & Nephew plc, is 0.79, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -18.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -13.36%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Smith & Nephew plc, EPS is looking like it will grow 13.98% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.10%. Quarter over quarter is -18.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 2.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -7.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 3.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.60% and institutional ownership is 5.90%. Shares outstanding is 447, while shares float is at a value of 439.88. Float short for Smith & Nephew plc is 0.35% and the short ratio is 3.62.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.43, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.45. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.9, and the quick ratio is 0.9. The most recent gross margin is 74.20% and their operating margin is *TBA. The profit margin is *TBA.

Smith & Nephew plc has seen returns on assets of *TBA, and on investment, 8.80%. Return on equity is *TBA. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 5.37. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.89, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.43 and Price/cash is 159.24, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -6.50% and -7.29% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -13.79% and the 52 week low is 2.98%.

Smith & Nephew plc has a dividend yield of 1.62%, with a current price of 30.56. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Medical Appliances & Equipment, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Smith & Nephew plc is based in United Kingdom.

Performance in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry means that Smith & Nephew plc has seen performance for the past week of -6.66%, with performance for the month coming to -6.16%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -12.98%, and for the half year the performance is -10.07%. Volatility for this week is 1.20% and for the month this is 1.05%.

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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