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Morning Active Stocks: Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS)

With a market cap of 218.82 B, Novartis AG has a large market cap size. Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/07/1996. Novartis AG is in the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Novartis AG, is 2266.05, and so far today it has a volume of 79299. Performance year to date since the 11/07/1996 is 13.33%.

To help you determine whether Novartis AG is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 31.08 and forward P/E is 15.95. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Novartis AG has a value for PEG of 5.94. P/S ratio is 4.43 and the P/B ratio is 2.9. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and 84.81 respectively.

At the current price Novartis AG is trading at, 82.96 (0.50% today), Novartis AG has a dividend yield of 3.29%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 101.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.66, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.75% after growing -2.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -16.80%, and -0.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 2650.72, and the number of shares float is 2533.08. The senior management bring insider ownership to 9.30%, and institutional ownership is at 11.30%. The float short is 0.16%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.74. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.80%, and also a return on investment of 7.30%.

The ability for Novartis AG, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.34 and total debt/equity is 0.46. In terms of margins, Novartis AG has a gross margin of 65.30%, with its operating margin at 15.50%, and Novartis AG has a profit margin of 12.90%.

The 52 week high is -4.53%, with 23.96% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.31% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.63%.

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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