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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, FMS

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, FMS is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Specialized Health Services in the sector of Healthcare. Based in Germany, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, FMS  has a market cap of 27693.99. Since its IPO date on the 9/17/1996, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, FMS performance year to date is 6.31%. Today Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, FMS has gained 0.69%, with a current price of 44.03.

Ownership of the company is 35.70% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 2.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 22.20%. Return of assets are at 4.30%, with return on investment at 9.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, FMS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.76. While Total debt/equity is 0.89. With a profit margin of 6.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 32.40%, and operating margin of 14.30%. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, FMS has seen a EPS growth of -2.00%. A performance for the year of 9.80%. The 52-week high is -7.34%, and the 52-week low is 16.72%. The average volume for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, FMS is 135900.

With a target price of 48.25, can Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, FMS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, FMS. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has a P/E of 24.41 and a forward P/E of 19.57. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.54. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.61 and 2.64 respectively. For P/cash, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has a value of 38.32, while it is 65.44 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 44.03, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has a dividend yield of 1.02%. We see a return on equity of 11.00%.

Looking more long-term Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.83% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -2.00% for this year and for the last five years a 15.90% growth has been seen.

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