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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Smith & Nephew plc, SNN

Smith & Nephew plc, SNN is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Medical Appliances & Equipment in the sector of Healthcare. Based in United Kingdom, Smith & Nephew plc, SNN  has a market cap of 12353.33. Since its IPO date on the 11/16/1999, Smith & Nephew plc, SNN performance year to date is -18.45%. Today Smith & Nephew plc, SNN has gained -0.07%, with a current price of 28.48.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 5.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at *TBA, with return on investment at 8.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Smith & Nephew plc, SNN is seeing a long-term debt/equity of *TBA. While Total debt/equity is *TBA. With a profit margin of *TBA, this is combined with a gross margin of 74.20%, and operating margin of *TBA. Smith & Nephew plc ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Smith & Nephew plc, SNN has seen a EPS growth of -18.20%. A performance for the year of -14.36%. The 52-week high is -19.66%, and the 52-week low is 5.60%. The average volume for Smith & Nephew plc, SNN is 107806.

With a target price of 38, can Smith & Nephew plc, SNN reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Smith & Nephew plc, SNN. Smith & Nephew plc has a P/E of 35.89 and a forward P/E of 15.49. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 6.77. Smith & Nephew plc also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.63 and 3.23 respectively. For P/cash, Smith & Nephew plc has a value of *TBA, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 28.48, Smith & Nephew plc has a dividend yield of 2.20%. We see a return on equity of *TBA.

Looking more long-term Smith & Nephew plc, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.30%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.64% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -18.20% for this year and for the last five years a -7.80% 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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