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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL)?

The company in question is, Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) currently with a stock price of 48.42 (-0.43% today). The market cap for Unilever PLC is 137545.72, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Personal Products industry. The target price for Unilever PLC is 48. Currently Unilever PLC is trading with a P/E of 25.04, and a forward P/E of 23.17. Average volume for Unilever PLC is 1368.25 and so far today it is 1284200.

Performance in the last year for Unilever PLC has been 27.38%. For EPS growth, Unilever PLC has seen a growth of -4.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 7.73%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 3.30% over the last five years and could be 7.10% for the next five years. Unilever PLC has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -2.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 1.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.90%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 9.47%.

Since the IPO date for Unilever PLC on the 1/4/1988, Unilever PLC has seen performance year to date to be 14.91%. With Unilever PLC trading at 48.42, the dividend yield is 2.91%, and the EPS is 1.93.

So could Unilever PLC, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 25.04. The PEG is 3.53, P/S is 2.34 and the P/B is at 8.48. The P/cash is 32.36, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Unilever PLC ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.73, and total debt/equity at 1.13.

In terms of margins, Unilever PLC has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for Unilever PLC is *TBA. Return on assets come to *TBA with return on investment coming to 18.50%.

Insider ownership for Unilever PLC, is at 2.90% and institutional ownership comes to 9.00%. Outstanding shares are at 2840.68. While shares float is 1365.41. The float short is currently 0.07%, and short ratio is 0.7.

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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