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Stocks that beat the best in todays market: Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG)

Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG), is in the industry Drug Manufacturers – Major. Based in Ireland, Shire plc has a market cap of 45.74B. Therefore, Shire plc is a large market cap stock. Today it is currently trading at $151.27 (2.76%), with an average volume 1,044.40, its volume today is 1,408,567.

Investors has seen a return of equity of 5.30%. Performance year to date of -11.22% and sales growth for the past five years is 22.30%.

Currently Shire plc, has an EPS of 5.31, which has grown by -65.50% this year. EPS is also projected to grow 6.56% next year, and 10.10% for the next five years. For the past five years EPS growth has been -12.80%. Sales growth quarter over quarter is 7.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter coming to a value of 247.70%.

As with most large market cap stocks, it has a good dividend yield of 0.61%. The ability for Shire plc to pay for the 0.61% dividend yield is 0.00% payout ratio. Also generally volatility for large market cap stocks are lower so for Shire plc, volatility for the week has been 2.21%, and for the month 2.09%.

It has been a long while for Shire plc, since its IPO date on 3/25/1998. Investors at the moment see that Shire plc, has a long term debt/equity of 0.55, with total debt/equity coming to 0.63. The ability for Shire plc to pay these debts is as follows; current ratio is 1 and quick ratio comes to 0.5.

In terms of value, Shire plc has a P/E value of 28.47, combined with a forward P/E of 9.46. While PEG ratio ideally wants to be as low as possible, and it is 2.82. The same goes for P/S and P/B, you want these value to be lower, to represent a potential undervalued company, and they have a P/S and P/B of 3.09 and 1.4 respectively. We see that there is a P/Cash flow of *tba and a P/Free cash flow of *tba.

The management of the company has seen, a return of investment of 2.10% and return on assets of 2.40%. Shire plc is comprised of insider ownership at 0.10% and institutional ownership of 21.20%.

With a gross margin of 69.70% and operating margin of 15.70%, this means there is a profit margin of 11.00%. Total shares outstanding is 302.4, with shares float coming to 299.48. The 200-day simple moving average is -6.64% and the 20-day simple moving average is 3.10%.

Shire plc is based in Ireland, in the very big sector Healthcare. Recently Shire plc has seen performance for this week at 2.21%. While for the month it has been 8.03%. Longer term we see that it has been -2.82% for the quarter and for the half year -8.35%. For the year performance has come to -10.24%.

It will be interesting to see how Shire plc does in the future, and for investors alike. As stated above, it has an EPS growth projection for the next five years of 10.10%. What do you think is the future for Shire plc?

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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