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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for CoStar Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP)?

The company in question is, CoStar Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) currently with a stock price of 208.15 (0.54% today). The market cap for CoStar Group Inc. is 6831.99, and is in the sector Financial, and Property Management industry. The target price for CoStar Group Inc. is 238.71. Currently CoStar Group Inc. is trading with a P/E of 133.83, and a forward P/E of 37.57. Average volume for CoStar Group Inc. is 140.41 and so far today it is 129182.

Performance in the last year for CoStar Group Inc. has been 13.43%. For EPS growth, CoStar Group Inc. has seen a growth of -107.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 34.02%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -16.70% over the last five years and could be 17.83% for the next five years. CoStar Group Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 21.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 202.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.27%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.65%.

Since the IPO date for CoStar Group Inc. on the 07/01/1998, CoStar Group Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 0.16%. With CoStar Group Inc. trading at 208.15, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 1.55.

So could CoStar Group Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 133.83. The PEG is 7.5, P/S is 8.66 and the P/B is at 4.2. The P/cash is 14.68, with P/free cash flow at 42.12.

CoStar Group Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 3.9, and the quick ratio is 3.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.2, and total debt/equity at 0.21.

In terms of margins, CoStar Group Inc. has a gross margin of 76.60%, an operating margin of 11.90% and a profit margin of 6.30%.Payout ratio for CoStar Group Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 2.40% with return on investment coming to 0.30%.

Insider ownership for CoStar Group Inc., is at 1.60% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 33. While shares float is 31.87. The float short is currently 2.88%, and short ratio is 6.53.

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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