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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 24054.72. Since its IPO date on the 3/27/2000, Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW performance year to date is 42.31%. Today Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW has gained 1.06%, with a current price of 113.59.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.70%. 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 56.20%. The 52-week high is -3.29%, and the 52-week low is 81.66%. The average volume for Edwards Lifesciences Corp., EW is 579580.

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 46.5 and a forward P/E of 33.06. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.63. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 8.77 and 9.65 respectively. For P/cash, Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has a value of 22.69, while it is 55.88 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 113.59, 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 18.50% 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.

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