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Is Edwards Lifesciences Corp.(NYSE: EW), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE: EW) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/27/2000. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. is in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Edwards Lifesciences Corp., is 1609.49, and so far today it has a volume of 11208. Performance year to date since the 3/27/2000 is 42.76%.

To help you determine whether Edwards Lifesciences Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 46.65 and forward P/E is 33.16. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has a value for PEG of 2.64. P/S ratio is 8.77 and the P/B ratio is 9.68. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 22.7 and 55.91 respectively.

At the current price Edwards Lifesciences Corp. is trading at, 112.86 (0.10% today), Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.42, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 18.50% after growing -39.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 13.70%, and 23.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 213.48, and the number of shares float is 211.29. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 89.20%. The float short is 1.75%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.3. Management has seen a return on assets of 13.30%, and also a return on investment of 15.90%.

The ability for Edwards Lifesciences Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 4.2, and quick ratio is 3.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.24 and total debt/equity is 0.24. In terms of margins, Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has a gross margin of 74.30%, with its operating margin at 24.40%, and Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has a profit margin of 19.30%.

The 52 week high is -3.92%, with 80.49% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 7.04% and the 200 day simple moving average is 21.83%.

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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