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

The company in question is, Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) currently with a stock price of 63.77 (0.24% today). The market cap for Torchmark Corporation is 7619.77, and is in the sector Financial, and Life Insurance industry. The target price for Torchmark Corporation is 60.7. Currently Torchmark Corporation is trading with a P/E of 14.63, and a forward P/E of 13.48. Average volume for Torchmark Corporation is 494.94 and so far today it is 152575.

Performance in the last year for Torchmark Corporation has been 13.30%. For EPS growth, Torchmark Corporation has seen a growth of 2.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 6.00%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 8.30% over the last five years and could be 7.15% for the next five years. Torchmark Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 9.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.35%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 9.44%.

Since the IPO date for Torchmark Corporation on the 12/30/1987, Torchmark Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 12.36%. With Torchmark Corporation trading at 63.77, the dividend yield is 0.88%, and the EPS is 4.35.

So could Torchmark Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 14.63. The PEG is 2.05, P/S is 2.07 and the P/B is at 1.57. The P/cash is 153.32, with P/free cash flow at 6.49.

Torchmark 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 0.23, and total debt/equity at 0.29.

In terms of margins, Torchmark Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 23.70% and a profit margin of 14.70%.Payout ratio for Torchmark Corporation is 12.90%. Return on assets come to 2.60% with return on investment coming to 11.20%.

Insider ownership for Torchmark Corporation, is at 1.30% and institutional ownership comes to 78.00%. Outstanding shares are at 119.77. While shares float is 117.64. The float short is currently 1.92%, and short ratio is 4.55.

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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