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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ) from Healthcare

Today’s top gainers include the company St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ) which is in the industry Medical Appliances & Equipment, gaining 0.35% today. In the last week its performance is 0.72%, and 38.42% for the past quarter. Currently, St. Jude Medical Inc., STJ has a target price of 73.53, so today’s gain of 0.35% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.17%.

St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ), has a market cap of 22827.22, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 78.60%.

At the current price of 80.73, it has a dividend yield of 1.54%, and its target price is 73.53. This is with a profit margin of 12.60%, and total debt/equity of 1.48. St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ) has a P/E of 32.38, as well as a forward P/E of 18.27.

With a current EPS of 2.49, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 8.82%,St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 2.30%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 10.29%.

Performance for the year is 7.89%. Since its IPO date on 12/7/1989, the total performance to date is 31.98%.

Volume today for St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ), is 2111200, while its average volume is 4115.46. Whilst the total gain today was 0.35%, it did have a day high of -0.59%.

Volatility for this week has been at 0.68%, and 0.84% for the month. The 52-week low for St. Jude Medical Inc., STJ has been 66.96%, while the 52-week-high has reached -0.59%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 9.30%, and its return on assets is 6.10%. St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ) has an operating margin of 16.50%. With a sales growth of 7.70% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that St. Jude Medical Inc., STJ is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 1.36, and has a current ratio of 1.7 and 1.1 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of St. Jude Medical Inc.? Well its PEG is 3.15, and the P/S is 4.04, along with a P/B of 5.58. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 70.24.

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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