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St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE: STJ) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE: STJ), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 22291.36. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for St. Jude Medical Inc. is 78.15 (with a change from open of 0.21%), this in conjunction with a target price of 79.7. Volume today has so far reached 1381894, with an average volume of about 3114.25. The GAP for this stock, is -0.46%.

The P/E ratio is 34.02, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.73. The current EPS for St. Jude Medical Inc., is 2.3, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -11.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 28.59%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for St. Jude Medical Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 8.95% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 11.38%. Quarter over quarter is -18.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 10.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 2.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 1.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 83.30%. Shares outstanding is 284.51, while shares float is at a value of 277.95. Float short for St. Jude Medical Inc. is 3.52% and the short ratio is 3.14.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.27, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.42. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 1.2. The most recent gross margin is 67.10% and their operating margin is 16.10%. The profit margin is 11.40%.

St. Jude Medical Inc. has seen returns on assets of 5.40%, and on investment, 9.30%. Return on equity is 16.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.99. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.85, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.2 and Price/cash is 56.01, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 43.97.

The simple moving averages are -2.56% and 13.44% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -6.60% and the 52 week low is 62.26%.

St. Jude Medical Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.58%, with a current price of 78.15. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 51.40%. This is in an industry, Medical Appliances & Equipment, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. St. Jude Medical Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry means that St. Jude Medical Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -2.44%, with performance for the month coming to 0.66%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -2.57%, and for the half year the performance is 20.03%. Volatility for this week is 1.48% and for the month this is 1.08%.

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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