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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 1403.28, and so far today it has a volume of 1256700. Performance year to date since the 3/27/2000 is 48.56%.

To help you determine whether Edwards Lifesciences Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 48.54 and forward P/E is 34.49. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has a value for PEG of 2.75. P/S ratio is 9.11 and the P/B ratio is 10.07. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 23.56 and 58.03 respectively.

At the current price Edwards Lifesciences Corp. is trading at, 117.33 (0.74% 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 18.33% 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 212.92, and the number of shares float is 211.29. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 87.20%. The float short is 1.77%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.66. 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 -1.34%, with 76.25% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.33% and the 200 day simple moving average is 22.91%.

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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