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

The company in question is, Tesoro Corporation (NYSE:TSO) currently with a stock price of 81.33 (-0.53% today). The market cap for Tesoro Corporation is 9870.07, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry. The target price for Tesoro Corporation is 97. Currently Tesoro Corporation is trading with a P/E of 7.77, and a forward P/E of 13.12. Average volume for Tesoro Corporation is 2187.98 and so far today it is 745420.

Performance in the last year for Tesoro Corporation has been -15.36%. For EPS growth, Tesoro Corporation has seen a growth of 85.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 14.66%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 128.30% over the last five years and could be *TBA for the next five years. Tesoro Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -23.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -25.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.86%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 1.61%.

Since the IPO date for Tesoro Corporation on the 04/06/1983, Tesoro Corporation has seen performance year to date to be -20.82%. With Tesoro Corporation trading at 81.33, the dividend yield is 2.69%, and the EPS is 10.52.

So could Tesoro Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 7.77. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 0.39 and the P/B is at 1.76. The P/cash is 8.8, with P/free cash flow at 14.22.

Tesoro Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.8, and the quick ratio is 0.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.81, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Tesoro Corporation has a gross margin of 25.20%, an operating margin of 9.30% and a profit margin of 5.10%.Payout ratio for Tesoro Corporation is 18.70%. Return on assets come to 7.80% with return on investment coming to 20.40%.

Insider ownership for Tesoro Corporation, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 91.10%. Outstanding shares are at 120.72. While shares float is 117.8. The float short is currently 5.02%, and short ratio is 2.7.

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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