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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ:PNRA)?

The company in question is, Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ:PNRA) currently with a stock price of 192.13 (0.69% today). The market cap for Panera Bread Company is 4531.98, and is in the sector Services, and Specialty Eateries industry. The target price for Panera Bread Company is 237.29. Currently Panera Bread Company is trading with a P/E of 32.25, and a forward P/E of 24.58. Average volume for Panera Bread Company is 483.95 and so far today it is 147734.

Performance in the last year for Panera Bread Company has been 2.82%. For EPS growth, Panera Bread Company has seen a growth of -12.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 16.11%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 9.90% over the last five years and could be 14.73% for the next five years. Panera Bread Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 3.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -8.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -7.25%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -7.23%.

Since the IPO date for Panera Bread Company on the 06/10/1991, Panera Bread Company has seen performance year to date to be -2.03%. With Panera Bread Company trading at 192.13, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 5.92.

So could Panera Bread Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 32.25. The PEG is 2.19, P/S is 1.65 and the P/B is at 11.94. The P/cash is 28.32, with P/free cash flow at 34.08.

Panera Bread Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.8. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.01, and total debt/equity at 1.06.

In terms of margins, Panera Bread Company has a gross margin of 67.60%, an operating margin of 8.70% and a profit margin of 5.30%.Payout ratio for Panera Bread Company is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 10.50% with return on investment coming to 17.10%.

Insider ownership for Panera Bread Company, is at 0.80% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 23.75. While shares float is 21.92. The float short is currently 10.39%, and short ratio is 4.71.

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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