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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX)?

The company in question is, Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) currently with a stock price of 38.45 (0.34% today). The market cap for Hologic Inc. is 10630.66, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Medical Appliances & Equipment industry. The target price for Hologic Inc. is 43.13. Currently Hologic Inc. is trading with a P/E of 41.98, and a forward P/E of 18.08. Average volume for Hologic Inc. is 2325.91 and so far today it is 1547200.

Performance in the last year for Hologic Inc. has been 2.07%. For EPS growth, Hologic Inc. has seen a growth of 631.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.58%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 31.10% over the last five years and could be 9.98% for the next five years. Hologic Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 3.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 199.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.18%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.96%.

Since the IPO date for Hologic Inc. on the 3/26/1990, Hologic Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -0.62%. With Hologic Inc. trading at 38.45, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 0.92.

So could Hologic Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 41.98. The PEG is 4.2, P/S is 3.78 and the P/B is at 5.23. The P/cash is 24.08, with P/free cash flow at 15.3.

Hologic Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.51, and total debt/equity at 1.68.

In terms of margins, Hologic Inc. has a gross margin of 54.70%, an operating margin of 17.30% and a profit margin of 9.40%.Payout ratio for Hologic Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 3.50% with return on investment coming to 6.10%.

Insider ownership for Hologic Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 87.30%. Outstanding shares are at 276.48. While shares float is 276.27. The float short is currently 2.34%, and short ratio is 2.78.

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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