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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 1665.06, and so far today it has a volume of 1044900. Performance year to date since the 3/27/2000 is 32.29%.

To help you determine whether Edwards Lifesciences Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 44.52 and forward P/E is 31.79. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has a value for PEG of 2.65. P/S ratio is 8.56 and the P/B ratio is 9.68. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 23.39 and 47.36 respectively.

At the current price Edwards Lifesciences Corp. is trading at, 104.48 (-0.23% 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 2.35, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 18.66% after growing -39.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 17.40%, and 18.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 213.1, and the number of shares float is 210.17. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 87.70%. The float short is 1.76%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.22. Management has seen a return on assets of 13.40%, 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, and quick ratio is 3.2. Long term debt/equity is 0.26 and total debt/equity is 0.26. In terms of margins, Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has a gross margin of 74.60%, with its operating margin at 24.70%, and Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has a profit margin of 19.80%.

The 52 week high is -6.71%, with 67.09% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.13% and the 200 day simple moving average is 19.19%.

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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