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Market Highlights for the day: Eli Lilly and Company, (LLY)

Friday February 24th 2017: Eli Lilly and Company, LLY is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Drug Manufacturers РMajor in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Eli Lilly and Company, LLY  has a market cap of 90.53 B. Since its IPO date on the 06/01/1972, Eli Lilly and Company, LLY performance year to date is 11.33%. Today Eli Lilly and Company, LLY has gained -0.21%, with a current price of 81.88.

Ownership of the company is 11.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 77.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 99.20%. Return of assets are at 5.80%, with return on investment at 11.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Eli Lilly and Company, LLY is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.54. While Total debt/equity is 0.73. With a profit margin of 10.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 73.80%, and operating margin of 12.90%. Eli Lilly and Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Eli Lilly and Company, LLY has seen a EPS growth of 14.10%. A performance for the year of 10.28%. The 52-week high is -5.58%, and the 52-week low is 27.58%. The average volume for Eli Lilly and Company, LLY is 4903159.

With a target price of 88.95, can Eli Lilly and Company, LLY reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Eli Lilly and Company, LLY. Eli Lilly and Company has a P/E of 39.77 and a forward P/E of 18.73. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.11. Eli Lilly and Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.19 and 6.17 respectively. For P/cash, Eli Lilly and Company has a value of 25.82, while it is 28.69 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 81.88, Eli Lilly and Company has a dividend yield of 2.54%. We see a return on equity of 15.00%.

Looking more long-term Eli Lilly and Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 12.77%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 6.17% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 14.10% for this year and for the last five years a -8.00% growth has been seen.

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