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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 82898.18. Since its IPO date on the 1/4/1982, Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO performance year to date is -27.95%. Today Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO has gained -0.32%, with a current price of 40.73.

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 -23.54%. The 52-week high is -29.07%, and the 52-week low is 0.89%. The average volume for Novo Nordisk A/S, NVO is 1853800.

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 19.24 and a forward P/E of 16.75. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.77. Novo Nordisk A/S also has a P/S and a P/B of 5.01 and 16.16 respectively. For P/cash, Novo Nordisk A/S has a value of 36.34, while it is 26.86 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 40.73, Novo Nordisk A/S has a dividend yield of 3.46%. 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 6.48% 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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