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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Manchester United plc (NYSE:MANU)?

The company in question is, Manchester United plc (NYSE:MANU) currently with a stock price of 15.81 (1.80% today). The market cap for Manchester United plc is 2567.89, and is in the sector Services, and Sporting Activities industry. The target price for Manchester United plc is 1553.19. Currently Manchester United plc is trading with a P/E of 55.66, and a forward P/E of 0.71. Average volume for Manchester United plc is 31.73 and so far today it is 16979.

Performance in the last year for Manchester United plc has been -10.94%. For EPS growth, Manchester United plc has seen a growth of -75.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 303.91%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -55.60% over the last five years and could be 0.20% for the next five years. Manchester United plc has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 27.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 86.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.53%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -0.24%.

Since the IPO date for Manchester United plc on the 08/10/2012, Manchester United plc has seen performance year to date to be -12.31%. With Manchester United plc trading at 15.81, the dividend yield is 1.16%, and the EPS is 0.28.

So could Manchester United plc, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 55.66. The PEG is 278.32, P/S is 3.95 and the P/B is at 4.4. The P/cash is 8.88, with P/free cash flow at 73.79.

Manchester United plc ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.06, and total debt/equity at 1.07.

In terms of margins, Manchester United plc has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 13.40% and a profit margin of 7.10%.Payout ratio for Manchester United plc is 58.40%. Return on assets come to 2.70% with return on investment coming to 5.90%.

Insider ownership for Manchester United plc, is at *TBA and institutional ownership comes to 74.00%. Outstanding shares are at 165.35. While shares float is 32.01. The float short is currently 0.87%, and short ratio is 8.8.

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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