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Is Smith & Nephew plc(NYSE: SNN), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE: SNN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/16/1999. Smith & Nephew plc is in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Smith & Nephew plc, is 433.06, and so far today it has a volume of 252500. Performance year to date since the 11/16/1999 is -7.13%.

To help you determine whether Smith & Nephew plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 41.18 and forward P/E is 16.92. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Smith & Nephew plc has a value for PEG of 5.8. P/S ratio is 3.12 and the P/B ratio is 3.71. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 171.96 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Smith & Nephew plc is trading at, 32.7 (-0.30% today), Smith & Nephew plc has a dividend yield of 2.32%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.79, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 15.06% after growing -18.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -18.30%, and 2.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 447, and the number of shares float is 443.3. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.60%, and institutional ownership is at 5.80%. The float short is 0.28%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.84. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 8.80%.

The ability for Smith & Nephew plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.9, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 0.43 and total debt/equity is 0.45. In terms of margins, Smith & Nephew plc has a gross margin of 74.20%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Smith & Nephew plc has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -9.41%, with 9.37% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.12% and the 200 day simple moving average is -1.86%.

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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