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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 415.35, and so far today it has a volume of 399500. Performance year to date since the 11/16/1999 is -2.62%.

To help you determine whether Smith & Nephew plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 37.52 and forward P/E is 17.32. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Smith & Nephew plc has a value for PEG of 4.69. P/S ratio is 3.24 and the P/B ratio is 3.87. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Smith & Nephew plc is trading at, 34.29 (-0.44% today), Smith & Nephew plc has a dividend yield of 2.22%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.91, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.40% after growing -18.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -64.10%, and 3.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 437.44, and the number of shares float is 437.44. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.60%, and institutional ownership is at 5.80%. The float short is 0.41%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.35. 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 *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is *TBA and total debt/equity is *TBA. In terms of margins, Smith & Nephew plc has a gross margin of 75.30%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Smith & Nephew plc has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -7.76%, with 14.68% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.24% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.64%.

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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