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Morning Trending Tickers: 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 53.7 B. Since its IPO date on the 02/01/1988, Stryker Corporation, SYK performance year to date is 19.52%. Today Stryker Corporation, SYK has gained 0.06%, with a current price of 143.29.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 75.90%. 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 16.89%. The 52-week high is -1.60%, and the 52-week low is 34.57%. The average volume for Stryker Corporation, SYK is 8573.

With a target price of 145.07, can Stryker Corporation, SYK reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Stryker Corporation, SYK. Stryker Corporation has a P/E of 32.13 and a forward P/E of 20.3. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.31. Stryker Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.56 and 5.51 respectively. For P/cash, Stryker Corporation has a value of 16.38, while it is 81.87 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 143.29, Stryker Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.19%. 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 9.74% 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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