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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: DENTSPLY International Inc., XRAY

DENTSPLY International Inc., XRAY is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Medical Instruments & Supplies in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, DENTSPLY International Inc., XRAY  has a market cap of 13944.88. Since its IPO date on the 4/25/1991, DENTSPLY International Inc., XRAY performance year to date is -1.56%. Today DENTSPLY International Inc., XRAY has gained 1.00%, with a current price of 59.67.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 97.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 13.70%. Return of assets are at 4.70%, with return on investment at 8.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, DENTSPLY International Inc., XRAY is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.14. While Total debt/equity is 0.14. With a profit margin of 12.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 54.30%, and operating margin of 12.40%. DENTSPLY International Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.4, while the quick ratio is 1.7.

For the last year DENTSPLY International Inc., XRAY has seen a EPS growth of -21.30%. A performance for the year of 8.74%. The 52-week high is -9.13%, and the 52-week low is 13.74%. The average volume for DENTSPLY International Inc., XRAY is 1349200.

With a target price of 68.73, can DENTSPLY International Inc., XRAY reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of DENTSPLY International Inc., XRAY. DENTSPLY International Inc. has a P/E of 27.77 and a forward P/E of 19.4. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.5. DENTSPLY International Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.48 and 1.68 respectively. For P/cash, DENTSPLY International Inc. has a value of 44.75, while it is 41.15 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 59.67, DENTSPLY International Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.52%. We see a return on equity of 7.00%.

Looking more long-term DENTSPLY International Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.11%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.49% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -21.30% for this year and for the last five years a -0.60% 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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