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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Hologic, Inc., HOLX

Hologic, Inc., HOLX is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Medical Appliances & Equipment in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Hologic, Inc., HOLX  has a market cap of 10845.02. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, Hologic, Inc., HOLX performance year to date is 0.75%. Today Hologic, Inc., HOLX has gained -1.46%, with a current price of 38.41.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 98.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 4.50%, with return on investment at 8.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Hologic, Inc., HOLX is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.42. While Total debt/equity is 1.56. With a profit margin of 11.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 55.20%, and operating margin of 19.20%. Hologic, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year Hologic, Inc., HOLX has seen a EPS growth of 154.30%. A performance for the year of -3.40%. The 52-week high is -7.80%, and the 52-week low is 20.63%. The average volume for Hologic, Inc., HOLX is 223338.

With a target price of 43.33, can Hologic, Inc., HOLX reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Hologic, Inc., HOLX. Hologic, Inc. has a P/E of 33.69 and a forward P/E of 16.52. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.46. Hologic, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.83 and 5.05 respectively. For P/cash, Hologic, Inc. has a value of 19.78, while it is 15.75 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 38.41, Hologic, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 15.80%.

Looking more long-term Hologic, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.73%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.87% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 154.30% for this year and for the last five years a 14.20% 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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