Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 49.84 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Shire plc is 163.81 (with a change from open of -0.15%), this in conjunction with a target price of 238.75. Volume today has so far reached 82254, with an average volume of about 1162.62. The GAP for this stock, is 0.17%.
The P/E ratio is 88.15, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 9.76. The current EPS for Shire plc, is 1.86, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -65.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -3.87%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for Shire plc, EPS is looking like it will grow 12.67% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 13.00%. Quarter over quarter is -43.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 109.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -12.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 22.30%.
Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 22.10%. Shares outstanding is 304.34, while shares float is at a value of 302.51. Float short for Shire plc is 0.39% and the short ratio is 1.02.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.66, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.76. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.5. The most recent gross margin is 63.10% and their operating margin is 6.90%. The profit margin is 2.10%.
Shire plc has seen returns on assets of 0.40%, and on investment, 2.10%. Return on equity is 1.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 6.78. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.76, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.66 and Price/cash is *TBA, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.
The simple moving averages are -2.11% and -6.71% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -21.70% and the 52 week low is 3.10%.
Shire plc has a dividend yield of 0.56%, with a current price of 163.81. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Drug Manufacturers – Major, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Shire plc is based in Ireland.
Performance in the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry means that Shire plc has seen performance for the past week of -1.92%, with performance for the month coming to -0.38%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -4.38%, and for the half year the performance is -14.92%. Volatility for this week is 1.65% and for the month this is 1.62%.
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