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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 26733.89. Since its IPO date on the 9/17/1996, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, FMS performance year to date is 5.42%. Today Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, FMS has gained 1.80%, with a current price of 43.66.

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 25.30%. Return of assets are at 4.10%, 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 0.77. While Total debt/equity is 0.88. With a profit margin of 6.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 32.20%, and operating margin of 13.90%. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

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 7.37%. The 52-week high is -3.80%, and the 52-week low is 19.56%. The average volume for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, FMS is 157485.

With a target price of 47.9, 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 25.43 and a forward P/E of 18.95. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.65. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.57 and 2.62 respectively. For P/cash, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has a value of 51.63, while it is 38.71 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 43.66, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has a dividend yield of 1.03%. We see a return on equity of 10.70%.

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 13.55% 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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