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Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 10472.57. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Hologic Inc. is 38.27 (with a change from open of 1.43%), this in conjunction with a target price of 43. Volume today has so far reached 1152378, with an average volume of about 2559.86. The GAP for this stock, is 0.37%.

The P/E ratio is 41.04, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.68. The current EPS for Hologic Inc., is 0.92, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 631.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -2.84%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Hologic Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 9.53% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.98%. Quarter over quarter is 199.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 3.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 31.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 10.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 87.30%. Shares outstanding is 278.6, while shares float is at a value of 276.66. Float short for Hologic Inc. is 1.55% and the short ratio is 1.68.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.51, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.68. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1. The most recent gross margin is 54.70% and their operating margin is 17.30%. The profit margin is 9.40%.

Hologic Inc. has seen returns on assets of 3.50%, and on investment, 6.10%. Return on equity is 12.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 4.11. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.73, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.11 and Price/cash is 23.72, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 15.07.

The simple moving averages are 1.13% and 6.45% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -10.12% and the 52 week low is 20.19%.

Hologic Inc. has a dividend yield of , with a current price of 38.27. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Medical Appliances & Equipment, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Hologic Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry means that Hologic Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 1.16%, with performance for the month coming to -1.29%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 11.18%, and for the half year the performance is -10.48%. Volatility for this week is 2.01% and for the month this is 1.53%.

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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