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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 78.9 (0.32% today). The market cap for St. Jude Medical Inc. is 22335.01, 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 34.26, and a forward P/E of 17.84. Average volume for St. Jude Medical Inc. is 3169.49 and so far today it is 2020000.

Performance in the last year for St. Jude Medical Inc. has been 15.47%. For EPS growth, St. Jude Medical Inc. has seen a growth of -11.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.02%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 2.30% over the last five years and could be 10.92% 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 -2.56%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 18.34%.

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 28.99%. With St. Jude Medical Inc. trading at 78.9, the dividend yield is 1.57%, and the EPS is 2.3.

So could St. Jude Medical Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 34.26. The PEG is 3.14, P/S is 3.85 and the P/B is at 5.24. The P/cash is 56.12, with P/free cash flow at 44.05.

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 51.40%. 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 83.40%. Outstanding shares are at 283.08. While shares float is 277.96. The float short is currently 3.18%, and short ratio is 2.79.

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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