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Is Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA(NYSE: FMS), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA (NYSE: FMS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/17/1996. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA is in the Specialized Health Services industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, is 184.96, and so far today it has a volume of 219600. Performance year to date since the 9/17/1996 is 5.27%.

To help you determine whether Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 24.17 and forward P/E is 19.03. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has a value for PEG of 2.47. P/S ratio is 1.59 and the P/B ratio is 2.62. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 37.74 and 64.45 respectively.

At the current price Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA is trading at, 43.6 (-1.51% today), Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has a dividend yield of 1.03%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 22.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.8, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.87% after growing -2.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 21.90%, and 5.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 625.62, and the number of shares float is 614.57. The senior management bring insider ownership to 35.70%, and institutional ownership is at 2.30%. The float short is 0.15%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.14. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.30%, and also a return on investment of 9.10%.

The ability for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 0.76 and total debt/equity is 0.89. In terms of margins, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has a gross margin of 32.40%, with its operating margin at 14.30%, and Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has a profit margin of 6.40%.

The 52 week high is -8.25%, with 18.05% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -2.34% and the 200 day simple moving average is 1.85%.

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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