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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA)?

The company in question is, ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA) currently with a stock price of 54.15 (0.58% today). The market cap for ProAssurance Corporation is 2839.52, and is in the sector Financial, and Property & Casualty Insurance industry. The target price for ProAssurance Corporation is 57.25. Currently ProAssurance Corporation is trading with a P/E of 26.76, and a forward P/E of 22.02. Average volume for ProAssurance Corporation is 131.56 and so far today it is 28081.

Performance in the last year for ProAssurance Corporation has been 11.50%. For EPS growth, ProAssurance Corporation has seen a growth of -36.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 1.79%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -10.10% over the last five years and could be 25.95% for the next five years. ProAssurance Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 35.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.32%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.42%.

Since the IPO date for ProAssurance Corporation on the 09/04/1991, ProAssurance Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 12.98%. With ProAssurance Corporation trading at 54.15, the dividend yield is 2.30%, and the EPS is 2.01.

So could ProAssurance Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 26.76. The PEG is 1.03, P/S is 3.57 and the P/B is at 1.41. The P/cash is 19.56, with P/free cash flow at 18.2.

ProAssurance Corporation 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 0.17, and total debt/equity at 0.17.

In terms of margins, ProAssurance Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 15.90% and a profit margin of 13.50%.Payout ratio for ProAssurance Corporation is 61.40%. Return on assets come to 2.20% with return on investment coming to 5.70%.

Insider ownership for ProAssurance Corporation, is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 83.00%. Outstanding shares are at 52.74. While shares float is 52.23. The float short is currently 1.36%, and short ratio is 5.38.

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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