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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 192.75 (-0.37% today). The market cap for Shire plc is 57771.03, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Drug Manufacturers – Major industry. The target price for Shire plc is 241.86. Currently Shire plc is trading with a P/E of 28.67, and a forward P/E of 12.94. Average volume for Shire plc is 2863.05 and so far today it is 478882.

Performance in the last year for Shire plc has been -25.08%. For EPS growth, Shire plc has seen a growth of -59.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 19.24%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 16.50% over the last five years and could be 13.00% for the next five years. Shire plc has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 14.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -0.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.23%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.09%.

Since the IPO date for Shire plc on the 3/25/1998, Shire plc has seen performance year to date to be -5.23%. With Shire plc trading at 192.75, the dividend yield is 0.69%, and the EPS is 6.75.

So could Shire plc, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 28.67. The PEG is 2.21, P/S is 8.7 and the P/B is at 3.71. The P/cash is 837.26, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Shire plc ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.45, and total debt/equity at 0.67.

In terms of margins, Shire plc has a gross margin of 85.10%, an operating margin of 22.40% and a profit margin of 19.80%.Payout ratio for Shire plc is 10.00%. Return on assets come to 7.00% with return on investment coming to 12.00%.

Insider ownership for Shire plc, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 30.10%. Outstanding shares are at 298.62. While shares float is 279.92. The float short is currently 0.69%, and short ratio is 0.67.

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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