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How has St. Jude Medical Inc.:(NYSE:STJ) performed recently?

St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE: STJ) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 22969.27. It is in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 32.31, a forward P/E of 18.23 and EPS of 2.49. At a stock price of 80.06 (-0.62%) it has a dividend yield of 1.54%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 2.30%, more recently this last year it has grown by -11.10%. The next year growth is going to be about 8.90% and more long-term 10.29% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -63.70%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 1.40% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 7.70%.

For performance, St. Jude Medical Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -0.14%. For the last month performance for St. Jude Medical Inc. is 5.42%. While the last quarter is 37.92% and half year, 48.24%. Finally for the year, performance is 6.41%.

The 52-week high for St. Jude Medical Inc., is at -1.42%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 65.57%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.39% and 26.10% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 0.64%, and for the month it is 0.81%. St. Jude Medical Inc., has a target price of 73.53.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.36, and for total debt/equity St. Jude Medical Inc. has 1.48. The gross margin is 67.50%, while operating margin is 16.50%, the profit margin is 12.60%. The current ratio is 1.7 and the quick ratio is 1.1.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 78.70%. St. Jude Medical Inc. has a payout ratio of 46.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 285.12. The shares float is 277.3, with the float short at 2.98%, with short ratio coming to 2.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see St. Jude Medical Inc., get 6.10%, with its returns on investment at 9.30%. Return on equity is 17.80%. So will the investors see the target price of 73.53, reached soon?

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