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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Smith & Nephew plc, SNN

Smith & Nephew plc, SNN is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Medical Appliances & Equipment in the sector of Healthcare. Based in United Kingdom, Smith & Nephew plc, SNNĀ  has a market cap of 13740.78. Since its IPO date on the 11/16/1999, Smith & Nephew plc, SNN performance year to date is -12.04%. Today Smith & Nephew plc, SNN has gained 0.39%, with a current price of 30.74.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 5.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at *TBA, with return on investment at 8.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Smith & Nephew plc, SNN is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.43. While Total debt/equity is 0.45. With a profit margin of *TBA, this is combined with a gross margin of 74.20%, and operating margin of *TBA. Smith & Nephew plc ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.9, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Smith & Nephew plc, SNN has seen a EPS growth of -18.20%. A performance for the year of -11.57%. The 52-week high is -13.28%, and the 52-week low is 3.58%. The average volume for Smith & Nephew plc, SNN is 1096843.

With a target price of 41, can Smith & Nephew plc, SNN reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Smith & Nephew plc, SNN. Smith & Nephew plc has a P/E of 38.72 and a forward P/E of 16.18. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 5.45. Smith & Nephew plc also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.93 and 3.49 respectively. For P/cash, Smith & Nephew plc has a value of 161.66, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 30.74, Smith & Nephew plc has a dividend yield of 1.59%. We see a return on equity of *TBA.

Looking more long-term Smith & Nephew plc, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.10%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 13.98% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -18.20% for this year and for the last five years a -7.80% growth has been seen.

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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