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Today’s Large Cap Details for Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS) of Drug Manufacturers – Major

Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 213.08 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Novartis AG is 81.44 (with a change from open of 0.57%), this in conjunction with a target price of 85.75. Volume today has so far reached 1139392, with an average volume of about 2231.79. The GAP for this stock, is 0.19%.

The P/E ratio is 30.66, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.77. The current EPS for Novartis AG, is 2.66, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -2.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 11.81%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Novartis AG, EPS is looking like it will grow 10.01% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.52%. Quarter over quarter is -16.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -0.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -5.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -3.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 9.30% and institutional ownership is 11.30%. Shares outstanding is 2616.46, while shares float is at a value of 2533.08. Float short for Novartis AG is 0.18% and the short ratio is 1.99.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.34, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.46. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 65.30% and their operating margin is 15.50%. The profit margin is 12.90%.

Novartis AG has seen returns on assets of 4.80%, and on investment, 7.30%. Return on equity is 8.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 5.56. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.31, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.86 and Price/cash is *TBA, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 82.59.

The simple moving averages are 0.27% and 8.06% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.56% and the 52 week low is 21.68%.

Novartis AG has a dividend yield of 3.34%, with a current price of 81.44. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 101.50%. This is in an industry, Drug Manufacturers – Major, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Novartis AG is based in Switzerland.

Performance in the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry means that Novartis AG has seen performance for the past week of 0.74%, with performance for the month coming to 1.70%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 7.61%, and for the half year the performance is 4.53%. Volatility for this week is 0.75% and for the month this is 0.71%.

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