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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO

Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Drug Manufacturers – Other in the sector of Healthcare. Based in Denmark, Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO  has a market cap of 92852.49. Since its IPO date on the 1/4/1982, Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO performance year to date is -18.22%. Today Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO has gained 1.09%, with a current price of 46.23.

Ownership of the company is 26.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 10.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 45.20%. Return of assets are at 41.50%, with return on investment at 85.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0. While Total debt/equity is 0.01. With a profit margin of 32.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 84.80%, and operating margin of 43.40%. Novo Nordisk A/S ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO has seen a EPS growth of 34.30%. A performance for the year of -14.99%. The 52-week high is -19.50%, and the 52-week low is 4.97%. The average volume for Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO is 3140300.

With a target price of 57, can Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO. Novo Nordisk A/S has a P/E of 21.67 and a forward P/E of 18.89. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.99. Novo Nordisk A/S also has a P/S and a P/B of 5.57 and 18.2 respectively. For P/cash, Novo Nordisk A/S has a value of 40.4, while it is 29.86 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 46.23, Novo Nordisk A/S has a dividend yield of 3.05%. We see a return on equity of 84.90%.

Looking more long-term Novo Nordisk A/S, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.90%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 6.53% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 34.30% for this year and for the last five years a 22.40% 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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