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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Post Properties Inc. (NYSE:PPS)?

The company in question is, Post Properties Inc. (NYSE:PPS) currently with a stock price of 63.12 (0.32% today). The market cap for Post Properties Inc. is 3385.73, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT РResidential industry. The target price for Post Properties Inc. is 66.04. Currently Post Properties Inc. is trading with a P/E of 42.69, and a forward P/E of 39.03. Average volume for Post Properties Inc. is 635.38 and so far today it is 240710.

Performance in the last year for Post Properties Inc. has been 9.46%. For EPS growth, Post Properties Inc. has seen a growth of -63.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 4.81%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 46.50% over the last five years and could be 16.10% for the next five years. Post Properties Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 15.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.70%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.95%.

Since the IPO date for Post Properties Inc. on the 7/16/1993, Post Properties Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 8.83%. With Post Properties Inc. trading at 63.12, the dividend yield is 2.99%, and the EPS is 1.47.

So could Post Properties Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 42.69. The PEG is 2.65, P/S is 8.61 and the P/B is at 2.8. The P/cash is 868.13, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Post Properties 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 0.78, and total debt/equity at 0.78.

In terms of margins, Post Properties Inc. has a gross margin of 56.70%, an operating margin of 29.00% and a profit margin of 20.20%.Payout ratio for Post Properties Inc. is 123.40%. Return on assets come to 3.50% with return on investment coming to 5.20%.

Insider ownership for Post Properties Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 53.81. While shares float is 52.71. The float short is currently 1.57%, and short ratio is 1.3.

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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