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Morning Momentum: Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS)

With a market cap of 216.1 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 2251.05, and so far today it has a volume of 3375. Performance year to date since the 11/07/1996 is 14.17%.

To help you determine whether Novartis AG is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 31.31 and forward P/E is 16.1. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Novartis AG has a value for PEG of 5.67. P/S ratio is 4.37 and the P/B ratio is 2.92. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and 83.76 respectively.

At the current price Novartis AG is trading at, 83.75 (0.71% today), Novartis AG has a dividend yield of 3.27%, 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 9.87% 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 2598.66, 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 0.13%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.46. 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 -3.62%, with 25.13% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.47% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.65%.

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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