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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG)?

The company in question is, Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) currently with a stock price of 196.84 (-2.01% today). The market cap for Shire plc is 59909.48, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Drug Manufacturers – Major industry. The target price for Shire plc is *TBA. Currently Shire plc is trading with a P/E of 29.77, and a forward P/E of 13.28. Average volume for Shire plc is 2691.36 and so far today it is 479956.

Performance in the last year for Shire plc has been -16.04%. For EPS growth, Shire plc has seen a growth of -59.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 18.64%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 16.50% over the last five years and could be 15.70% for the next five years. Shire plc has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 56.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -54.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.56%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.53%.

Since the IPO date for Shire plc on the 3/25/1998, Shire plc has seen performance year to date to be -1.60%. With Shire plc trading at 196.84, the dividend yield is 0.40%, and the EPS is 6.75.

So could Shire plc, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 29.77. The PEG is 1.9, P/S is 9.03 and the P/B is at 1.54. The P/cash is 86.4, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Shire plc ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.72, and total debt/equity at 0.81.

In terms of margins, Shire plc has a gross margin of 85.10%, an operating margin of 21.90% and a profit margin of 14.90%.Payout ratio for Shire plc is 7.40%. Return on assets come to 3.10% with return on investment coming to 12.00%.

Insider ownership for Shire plc, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 20.70%. Outstanding shares are at 298.25. While shares float is 280.36. The float short is currently 0.67%, and short ratio is 0.7.

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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