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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ)?

The company in question is, Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) currently with a stock price of 91.2 (1.23% today). The market cap for Assurant, Inc. is 5424.32, and is in the sector Financial, and Accident & Health Insurance industry. The target price for Assurant, Inc. is 96.75. Currently Assurant, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 13.05, and a forward P/E of 12.8. Average volume for Assurant, Inc. is 354.76 and so far today it is 106600.

Performance in the last year for Assurant, Inc. has been 15.88%. For EPS growth, Assurant, Inc. has seen a growth of -68.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 19.41%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -3.90% over the last five years and could be 11.90% for the next five years. Assurant, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -32.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 470.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.14%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 10.98%.

Since the IPO date for Assurant, Inc. on the 02/05/2004, Assurant, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 13.96%. With Assurant, Inc. trading at 91.2, the dividend yield is 2.22%, and the EPS is 6.9.

So could Assurant, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 13.05. The PEG is 1.1, P/S is 0.6 and the P/B is at 1.22. The P/cash is 4.4, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Assurant, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.25, and total debt/equity at 0.25.

In terms of margins, Assurant, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 7.80% and a profit margin of 5.00%.Payout ratio for Assurant, Inc. is 25.80%. Return on assets come to 1.50% with return on investment coming to 3.50%.

Insider ownership for Assurant, Inc., is at 0.90% and institutional ownership comes to 98.50%. Outstanding shares are at 60.21. While shares float is 59.57. The float short is currently 3.05%, and short ratio is 5.11.

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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