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Is Novo Nordisk A/S(NYSE: NVO), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE: NVO) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/4/1982. Novo Nordisk A/S is in the Drug Manufacturers – Other industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Novo Nordisk A/S, is 2031.73, and so far today it has a volume of 297781. Performance year to date since the 1/4/1982 is -16.79%.

To help you determine whether Novo Nordisk A/S is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.24 and forward P/E is 19.18. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Novo Nordisk A/S has a value for PEG of 1.81. P/S ratio is 5.82 and the P/B ratio is 18.74. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 42.17 and 31.17 respectively.

At the current price Novo Nordisk A/S is trading at, 46.87 (-0.36% today), Novo Nordisk A/S has a dividend yield of 3.00%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 45.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.12, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.82% after growing 34.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 21.50%, and 1.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 2043.13, and the number of shares float is 1356.68. The senior management bring insider ownership to 26.40%, and institutional ownership is at 10.30%. The float short is 0.16%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.09. Management has seen a return on assets of 41.50%, and also a return on investment of 85.00%.

The ability for Novo Nordisk A/S, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 0 and total debt/equity is 0.01. In terms of margins, Novo Nordisk A/S has a gross margin of 84.80%, with its operating margin at 43.40%, and Novo Nordisk A/S has a profit margin of 32.70%.

The 52 week high is -18.38%, with 4.30% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -10.68% and the 200 day simple moving average is -12.19%.

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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