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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Crane Co. (NYSE:CR)?

The company in question is, Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) currently with a stock price of 60.89 (0.23% today). The market cap for Crane Co. is 3652.9, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Diversified Machinery industry. The target price for Crane Co. is 5.82. Currently Crane Co. is trading with a P/E of 14.6, and a forward P/E of 13.86. Average volume for Crane Co. is 229.6 and so far today it is 50355.

Performance in the last year for Crane Co. has been 27.00%. For EPS growth, Crane Co. has seen a growth of 20.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.21%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 8.70% over the last five years and could be 6.50% for the next five years. Crane Co. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 0.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 21.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.62%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 9.49%.

Since the IPO date for Crane Co. on the 11/01/1984, Crane Co. has seen performance year to date to be 29.26%. With Crane Co. trading at 60.89, the dividend yield is 2.17%, and the EPS is 4.16.

So could Crane Co., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 14.6. The PEG is 2.25, P/S is 1.34 and the P/B is at 2.82. The P/cash is 8.93, with P/free cash flow at 32.59.

Crane Co. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.2, and the quick ratio is 1.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.59, and total debt/equity at 0.67.

In terms of margins, Crane Co. has a gross margin of 35.80%, an operating margin of 14.10% and a profit margin of 9.00%.Payout ratio for Crane Co. is 31.30%. Return on assets come to 7.20% with return on investment coming to 13.80%.

Insider ownership for Crane Co., is at 0.90% and institutional ownership comes to 69.50%. Outstanding shares are at 60.13. While shares float is 49.69. The float short is currently 0.54%, and short ratio is 1.17.

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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