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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Stryker Corporation, SYK

Stryker Corporation, SYK is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Medical Appliances & Equipment in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Stryker Corporation, SYK  has a market cap of 42489.14. Since its IPO date on the 2/1/1988, Stryker Corporation, SYK performance year to date is 24.40%. Today Stryker Corporation, SYK has gained 0.29%, with a current price of 115.15.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 78.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 34.60%. Return of assets are at 8.90%, with return on investment at 12.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Stryker Corporation, SYK is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.74. While Total debt/equity is 0.84. With a profit margin of 15.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 66.70%, and operating margin of 19.50%. Stryker Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.2, while the quick ratio is 1.6.

For the last year Stryker Corporation, SYK has seen a EPS growth of 180.80%. A performance for the year of 14.80%. The 52-week high is -6.80%, and the 52-week low is 33.77%. The average volume for Stryker Corporation, SYK is 296789.

With a target price of 125.68, can Stryker Corporation, SYK reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Stryker Corporation, SYK. Stryker Corporation has a P/E of 27.08 and a forward P/E of 17.95. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.65. Stryker Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.06 and 4.72 respectively. For P/cash, Stryker Corporation has a value of 11.62, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 115.15, Stryker Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.32%. We see a return on equity of 18.40%.

Looking more long-term Stryker Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.20%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.08% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 180.80% for this year and for the last five years a 3.50% growth has been seen.

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