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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 22241.78. It is in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 33.98, a forward P/E of 17.7 and EPS of 2.3. At a stock price of 78.25 (0.31%) it has a dividend yield of 1.58%.

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 10.92% 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 -5.59%. For the last month performance for St. Jude Medical Inc. is -5.77%. While the last quarter is 0.27% and half year, 45.98%. Finally for the year, performance is 9.82%.

The 52-week high for St. Jude Medical Inc., is at -6.85%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 61.83%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.20% and 18.11% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 3.74%, and for the month it is 1.35%. 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 83.40%. St. Jude Medical Inc. has a payout ratio of 51.40%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 284.24. The shares float is 277.96, with the float short at 3.18%, with short ratio coming to 2.87.

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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