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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for CSX Corp. (NASDAQ:CSX)?

The company in question is, CSX Corp. (NASDAQ:CSX) currently with a stock price of 28.16 (-1.95% today). The market cap for CSX Corp. is 27341.44, and is in the sector Services, and Railroads industry. The target price for CSX Corp. is 29.23. Currently CSX Corp. is trading with a P/E of 15.69, and a forward P/E of 14.93. Average volume for CSX Corp. is 7132.57 and so far today it is 5473875.

Performance in the last year for CSX Corp. has been -3.28%. For EPS growth, CSX Corp. has seen a growth of 4.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.26%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 8.10% over the last five years and could be 5.33% for the next five years. CSX Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -11.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -16.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.85%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 9.37%.

Since the IPO date for CSX Corp. on the 11/3/1980, CSX Corp. has seen performance year to date to be 12.28%. With CSX Corp. trading at 28.16, the dividend yield is 2.51%, and the EPS is 1.83.

So could CSX Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 15.69. The PEG is 2.94, P/S is 2.48 and the P/B is at 2.35. The P/cash is 33.02, with P/free cash flow at 79.02.

CSX Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.8. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.85, and total debt/equity at 0.91.

In terms of margins, CSX Corp. has a gross margin of 73.10%, an operating margin of 29.60% and a profit margin of 16.10%.Payout ratio for CSX Corp. is 39.30%. Return on assets come to 5.10% with return on investment coming to 10.90%.

Insider ownership for CSX Corp., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 72.50%. Outstanding shares are at 952. While shares float is 942.41. The float short is currently 1.01%, and short ratio is 1.33.

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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