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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW

Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Medical Appliances & Equipment in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW  has a market cap of 24410.47. Since its IPO date on the 3/27/2000, Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW performance year to date is 45.81%. Today Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW has gained -0.15%, with a current price of 115.16.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 13.30%, with return on investment at 15.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.24. While Total debt/equity is 0.24. With a profit margin of 19.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 74.30%, and operating margin of 24.40%. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 4.2, while the quick ratio is 3.4.

For the last year Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW has seen a EPS growth of -39.80%. A performance for the year of 70.02%. The 52-week high is -3.16%, and the 52-week low is 72.99%. The average volume for Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW is 1078700.

With a target price of 123.95, can Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has a P/E of 47.65 and a forward P/E of 33.87. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.69. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 8.9 and 9.88 respectively. For P/cash, Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has a value of 23.02, while it is 56.7 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 115.16, Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 21.80%.

Looking more long-term Edwards Lifesciences Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 17.68%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 18.10% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -39.80% for this year and for the last five years a 19.70% 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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