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Is Hologic Inc.(NASDAQ: HOLX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990. Hologic Inc. is in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Hologic Inc., is 3225.09, and so far today it has a volume of 867343. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is -5.66%.

To help you determine whether Hologic Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 50.98 and forward P/E is 17.51. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Hologic Inc. has a value for PEG of 5.23. P/S ratio is 3.67 and the P/B ratio is 5.04. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 32.34 and 14.74 respectively.

At the current price Hologic Inc. is trading at, 36.84 (0.92% today), Hologic Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.72, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.28% after growing 631.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -9.90%, and -47.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 280.21, and the number of shares float is 278.08. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 98.40%. The float short is 3.14%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.71. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.70%, and also a return on investment of 6.10%.

The ability for Hologic Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 1.52 and total debt/equity is 1.67. In terms of margins, Hologic Inc. has a gross margin of 54.70%, with its operating margin at 15.90%, and Hologic Inc. has a profit margin of 7.50%.

The 52 week high is -14.33%, with 15.70% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 7.16% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.00%.

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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