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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO)?

The company in question is, Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) currently with a stock price of 44.64 (-1.46% today). The market cap for Patterson Companies, Inc. is 4495.57, and is in the sector Services, and Medical Equipment Wholesale industry. The target price for Patterson Companies, Inc. is 49.67. Currently Patterson Companies, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 21.44, and a forward P/E of 15.51. Average volume for Patterson Companies, Inc. is 964.86 and so far today it is 377379.

Performance in the last year for Patterson Companies, Inc. has been 2.35%. For EPS growth, Patterson Companies, Inc. has seen a growth of 5.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.61%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 0.00% over the last five years and could be 9.10% for the next five years. Patterson Companies, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 16.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 99.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.59%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -1.06%.

Since the IPO date for Patterson Companies, Inc. on the 10/28/1992, Patterson Companies, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 2.28%. With Patterson Companies, Inc. trading at 44.64, the dividend yield is 2.12%, and the EPS is 2.11.

So could Patterson Companies, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 21.44. The PEG is 2.36, P/S is 0.81 and the P/B is at 3.05. The P/cash is *TBA, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Patterson Companies, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2, and the quick ratio is 1.1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.72, and total debt/equity at 0.81.

In terms of margins, Patterson Companies, Inc. has a gross margin of 24.20%, an operating margin of 6.30% and a profit margin of 3.50%.Payout ratio for Patterson Companies, Inc. is 45.00%. Return on assets come to 5.60% with return on investment coming to 9.30%.

Insider ownership for Patterson Companies, Inc., is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 80.20%. Outstanding shares are at 99.24. While shares float is 83.85. The float short is currently 8.51%, and short ratio is 7.4.

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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