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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 25003.22. Since its IPO date on the 3/27/2000, Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW performance year to date is 45.25%. Today Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW has gained 0.40%, with a current price of 115.18.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.40%. 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 63.30%. The 52-week high is -3.14%, and the 52-week low is 73.02%. The average volume for Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW is 43593.

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 47.46 and a forward P/E of 33.72. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.68. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 9.11 and 9.85 respectively. For P/cash, Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has a value of 23.58, while it is 58.08 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 115.18, 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 18.33% 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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