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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Cerner Corporation, CERN

Cerner Corporation, CERN is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Healthcare Information Services in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, Cerner Corporation, CERN  has a market cap of 21809.1. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, Cerner Corporation, CERN performance year to date is 7.61%. Today Cerner Corporation, CERN has gained -0.38%, with a current price of 64.75.

Ownership of the company is 2.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 83.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 11.20%, with return on investment at 12.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Cerner Corporation, CERN is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.13. While Total debt/equity is 0.14. With a profit margin of 13.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 83.40%, and operating margin of 19.30%. Cerner Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.4, while the quick ratio is 2.4.

For the last year Cerner Corporation, CERN has seen a EPS growth of 2.50%. A performance for the year of 4.84%. The 52-week high is -5.21%, and the 52-week low is 30.57%. The average volume for Cerner Corporation, CERN is 1310700.

With a target price of 69.63, can Cerner Corporation, CERN reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Cerner Corporation, CERN. Cerner Corporation has a P/E of 35.67 and a forward P/E of 24.08. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.24. Cerner Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.68 and 5.4 respectively. For P/cash, Cerner Corporation has a value of 34.62, while it is 44.96 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 64.75, Cerner Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 16.10%.

Looking more long-term Cerner Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 15.90%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 13.99% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 2.50% for this year and for the last five years a 17.20% growth has been seen.

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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