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Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 32317.58. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Boston Scientific Corporation is 23.75 (with a change from open of 0.08%), this in conjunction with a target price of *TBA. Volume today has so far reached 6608800, with an average volume of about 8198.57. The GAP for this stock, is 0.04%.

The P/E ratio is *TBA, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.86. The current EPS for Boston Scientific Corporation, is -0.26, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -98.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 28.80%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Boston Scientific Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 14.35% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 12.75%. Quarter over quarter is -303.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 15.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 24.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -0.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.40% and institutional ownership is 94.10%. Shares outstanding is 1360.74, while shares float is at a value of 1349.48. Float short for Boston Scientific Corporation is 1.22% and the short ratio is 2.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.83, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.87. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 71.10% and their operating margin is -7.70%. The profit margin is -4.30%.

Boston Scientific Corporation has seen returns on assets of -1.90%, and on investment, 0.70%. Return on equity is -5.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.06, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.19 and Price/cash is 73.78, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 45.07.

The simple moving averages are -0.71% and 13.87% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.20% and the 52 week low is 51.56%.

Boston Scientific Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 23.75. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Medical Appliances & Equipment, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Boston Scientific Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry means that Boston Scientific Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 0.08%, with performance for the month coming to -2.26%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 3.13%, and for the half year the performance is 48.44%. Volatility for this week is 1.35% and for the month this is 1.71%.

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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