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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ)?

The company in question is, St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ) currently with a stock price of 83.57 (-0.39% today). The market cap for St. Jude Medical Inc. is 23871.23, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Medical Appliances & Equipment industry. The target price for St. Jude Medical Inc. is 78.97. Currently St. Jude Medical Inc. is trading with a P/E of 36.43, and a forward P/E of 18.98. Average volume for St. Jude Medical Inc. is 2831.26 and so far today it is 393855.

Performance in the last year for St. Jude Medical Inc. has been 18.86%. For EPS growth, St. Jude Medical Inc. has seen a growth of -11.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 8.90%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 2.30% over the last five years and could be 10.33% for the next five years. St. Jude Medical Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 10.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -18.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.37%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 29.04%.

Since the IPO date for St. Jude Medical Inc. on the 12/7/1989, St. Jude Medical Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 37.16%. With St. Jude Medical Inc. trading at 83.57, the dividend yield is 1.48%, and the EPS is 2.3.

So could St. Jude Medical Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 36.43. The PEG is 3.53, P/S is 4.12 and the P/B is at 5.65. The P/cash is 59.98, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

St. Jude Medical Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 1.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.27, and total debt/equity at 1.42.

In terms of margins, St. Jude Medical Inc. has a gross margin of 67.10%, an operating margin of 16.10% and a profit margin of 11.40%.Payout ratio for St. Jude Medical Inc. is 51.70%. Return on assets come to 5.40% with return on investment coming to 9.30%.

Insider ownership for St. Jude Medical Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 76.50%. Outstanding shares are at 284.52. While shares float is 277.71. The float short is currently 2.94%, and short ratio is 2.88.

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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