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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP)?

The company in question is, Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP) currently with a stock price of 37.41 (1.35% today). The market cap for Popular, Inc. is 3826.09, and is in the sector Financial, and Foreign Regional Banks industry. The target price for Popular, Inc. is 40. Currently Popular, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 9.69, and a forward P/E of 10.46. Average volume for Popular, Inc. is 658.06 and so far today it is 154411.

Performance in the last year for Popular, Inc. has been 21.77%. For EPS growth, Popular, Inc. has seen a growth of 557.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 3.28%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 74.10% over the last five years and could be 5.00% for the next five years. Popular, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 0.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -85.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.83%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 22.21%.

Since the IPO date for Popular, Inc. on the 3/26/1990, Popular, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 32.11%. With Popular, Inc. trading at 37.41, the dividend yield is 1.63%, and the EPS is 3.81.

So could Popular, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 9.69. The PEG is 1.94, P/S is 2.36 and the P/B is at 0.72. The P/cash is 1.12, with P/free cash flow at 5.49.

Popular, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.18, and total debt/equity at 0.18.

In terms of margins, Popular, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 74.50% and a profit margin of 24.30%.Payout ratio for Popular, Inc. is 15.70%. Return on assets come to 1.10% with return on investment coming to 27.80%.

Insider ownership for Popular, Inc., is at 1.10% and institutional ownership comes to 86.70%. Outstanding shares are at 103.66. While shares float is 102.53. The float short is currently 1.44%, and short ratio is 2.24.

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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