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Morning Recap: Stryker Corporation, (SYK)

Friday February 24th 2017: Stryker Corporation, SYK is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Medical Appliances & Equipment in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Stryker Corporation, SYK  has a market cap of 52.79 B. Since its IPO date on the 02/01/1988, Stryker Corporation, SYK performance year to date is 18.72%. Today Stryker Corporation, SYK has gained 0.72%, with a current price of 142.24.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 75.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 34.70%. Return of assets are at 8.30%, with return on investment at 11.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Stryker Corporation, SYK is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.74. While Total debt/equity is 0.74. With a profit margin of 14.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 66.30%, and operating margin of 18.70%. Stryker Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.1, while the quick ratio is 2.2.

For the last year Stryker Corporation, SYK has seen a EPS growth of 15.20%. A performance for the year of 24.10%. The 52-week high is -2.32%, and the 52-week low is 33.58%. The average volume for Stryker Corporation, SYK is 1583290.

With a target price of 144.25, can Stryker Corporation, SYK reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Stryker Corporation, SYK. Stryker Corporation has a P/E of 31.91 and a forward P/E of 20.17. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.29. Stryker Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.48 and 5.47 respectively. For P/cash, Stryker Corporation has a value of 16.1, while it is 80.47 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 142.24, Stryker Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.20%. We see a return on equity of 17.90%.

Looking more long-term Stryker Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.70%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.69% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 15.20% for this year and for the last five years a 4.70% growth has been seen.

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