The company in question is, Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) currently with a stock price of 194.59 (1.15% today). The market cap for Shire plc is 56329.91, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Drug Manufacturers – Major industry. The target price for Shire plc is 252.54. Currently Shire plc is trading with a P/E of 30.9, and a forward P/E of 12.78. Average volume for Shire plc is 1607.94 and so far today it is 980400.
Performance in the last year for Shire plc has been -12.18%. For EPS growth, Shire plc has seen a growth of -59.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 17.76%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 16.50% over the last five years and could be 14.30% 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 1.32%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.43%.
Since the IPO date for Shire plc on the 3/25/1998, Shire plc has seen performance year to date to be -4.68%. With Shire plc trading at 194.59, the dividend yield is 0.41%, and the EPS is 6.3.
So could Shire plc, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 30.9. The PEG is 2.16, P/S is 7.5 and the P/B is at 1.49. The P/cash is 81.24, 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 79.50%, an operating margin of 19.30% and a profit margin of 13.20%.Payout ratio for Shire plc is 20.20%. 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 24.50%. Outstanding shares are at 289.48. While shares float is 181.49. The float short is currently 0.99%, and short ratio is 1.12.