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Is Stryker Corporation(NYSE: SYK), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 2/1/1988. Stryker Corporation is in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Stryker Corporation, is 1354.6, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 2/1/1988 is 32.73%.

To help you determine whether Stryker Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 28.72 and forward P/E is 19.18. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Stryker Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.74. P/S ratio is 4.51 and the P/B ratio is 5.19. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.06 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Stryker Corporation is trading at, 122.51 (0.00% today), Stryker Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.24%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 33.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.27, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.77% after growing 180.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 82.40%, and 4.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 370.13, and the number of shares float is 342.97. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 78.40%. The float short is 2.38%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.04. Management has seen a return on assets of 9.40%, and also a return on investment of 12.50%.

The ability for Stryker Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 3.6, and quick ratio is 3. Long term debt/equity is 0.76 and total debt/equity is 0.85. In terms of margins, Stryker Corporation has a gross margin of 67.10%, with its operating margin at 19.60%, and Stryker Corporation has a profit margin of 16.10%.

The 52 week high is -0.70%, with 42.32% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 7.26% and the 200 day simple moving average is 20.02%.

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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