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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 23839.91. It is in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 36.32, a forward P/E of 18.88 and EPS of 2.3. At a stock price of 83.74 (0.11%) it has a dividend yield of 1.48%.

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 9.10% and more long-term 10.31% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -18.70%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 1.40% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 10.80%.

For performance, St. Jude Medical Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -0.31%. For the last month performance for St. Jude Medical Inc. is 3.60%. While the last quarter is 10.88% and half year, 67.59%. Finally for the year, performance is 19.69%.

The 52-week high for St. Jude Medical Inc., is at -0.32%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 73.17%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.83% and 28.21% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 0.58%, and for the month it is 0.68%. St. Jude Medical Inc., has a target price of 78.97.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.27, and for total debt/equity St. Jude Medical Inc. has 1.42. The gross margin is 67.10%, while operating margin is 16.10%, the profit margin is 11.40%. The current ratio is 1.7 and the quick ratio is 1.2.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 75.40%. St. Jude Medical Inc. has a payout ratio of 51.40%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 285.03. The shares float is 277.96, with the float short at 2.83%, with short ratio coming to 3.05.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see St. Jude Medical Inc., get 5.40%, with its returns on investment at 9.30%. Return on equity is 16.10%. So will the investors see the target price of 78.97, reached soon?

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