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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) from Healthcare

Today’s top gainers include the company Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) which is in the industry Drug Manufacturers – Major, gaining 0.23% today. In the last week its performance is 10.06%, and 3.97% for the past quarter. Currently, Shire plc, SHPG has a target price of 241.86, so today’s gain of 0.23% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 1.07%.

Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG), has a market cap of 56643.68, and is based in Ireland. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 29.10%.

At the current price of 188.64, it has a dividend yield of 0.71%, and its target price is 241.86. This is with a profit margin of 19.80%, and total debt/equity of 0.67. Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) has a P/E of 27.9, as well as a forward P/E of 12.55.

With a current EPS of 6.75, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 19.55%,Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 16.50%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 11.40%.

Performance for the year is -22.02%. Since its IPO date on 3/25/1998, the total performance to date is -7.80%.

Volume today for Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG), is 620357, while its average volume is 2922.49. Whilst the total gain today was 0.23%, it did have a day high of -2.54%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.88%, and 2.25% for the month. The 52-week low for Shire plc, SHPG has been 28.34%, while the 52-week-high has reached -29.96%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 12.00%, and its return on assets is 7.00%. Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) has an operating margin of 22.40%. With a sales growth of 14.80% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Shire plc, SHPG is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.45, and has a current ratio of 0.6 and 0.4 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Shire plc? Well its PEG is 2.45, and the P/S is 8.53, along with a P/B of 3.61. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 820.92.

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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