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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: NIKE, Inc., NKE

NIKE, Inc., NKE is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Textile – Apparel Footwear & Accessories in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, NIKE, Inc., NKE  has a market cap of 91782.9. Since its IPO date on the 12/2/1980, NIKE, Inc., NKE performance year to date is -11.92%. Today NIKE, Inc., NKE has gained 0.47%, with a current price of 55.01.

Ownership of the company is 2.00% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 80.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 28.00%. Return of assets are at 17.50%, with return on investment at 25.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, NIKE, Inc., NKE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.16. While Total debt/equity is 0.17. With a profit margin of 11.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 46.20%, and operating margin of 13.90%. NIKE, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.8, while the quick ratio is 1.9.

For the last year NIKE, Inc., NKE has seen a EPS growth of 16.60%. A performance for the year of -4.42%. The 52-week high is -18.90%, and the 52-week low is 17.64%. The average volume for NIKE, Inc., NKE is 2800779.

With a target price of 66, can NIKE, Inc., NKE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of NIKE, Inc., NKE. NIKE, Inc. has a P/E of 25.37 and a forward P/E of 19.84. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.89. NIKE, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.83 and 7.51 respectively. For P/cash, NIKE, Inc. has a value of 16.82, while it is 47 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 55.01, NIKE, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.17%. We see a return on equity of 29.60%.

Looking more long-term NIKE, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 13.40%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 14.90% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 16.60% for this year and for the last five years a 14.10% 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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