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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC)?

The company in question is, W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC) currently with a stock price of 62.32 (-0.21% today). The market cap for W. P. Carey Inc. is 6606.59, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Diversified industry. The target price for W. P. Carey Inc. is 68.33. Currently W. P. Carey Inc. is trading with a P/E of 36.69, and a forward P/E of 27.39. Average volume for W. P. Carey Inc. is 337.73 and so far today it is 147305.

Performance in the last year for W. P. Carey Inc. has been 10.23%. For EPS growth, W. P. Carey Inc. has seen a growth of -21.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 3.64%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -5.00% over the last five years and could be *TBA for the next five years. W. P. Carey Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -52.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -48.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.39%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 0.99%.

Since the IPO date for W. P. Carey Inc. on the 1/21/1998, W. P. Carey Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 10.75%. With W. P. Carey Inc. trading at 62.32, the dividend yield is 6.31%, and the EPS is 1.7.

So could W. P. Carey Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 36.69. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 6.83 and the P/B is at 1.99. The P/cash is 38.12, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

W. P. Carey 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 1.39, and total debt/equity at 1.39.

In terms of margins, W. P. Carey Inc. has a gross margin of 81.80%, an operating margin of 32.80% and a profit margin of 18.70%.Payout ratio for W. P. Carey Inc. is 226.70%. Return on assets come to 2.10% with return on investment coming to 4.00%.

Insider ownership for W. P. Carey Inc., is at 1.00% and institutional ownership comes to 48.90%. Outstanding shares are at 105.79. While shares float is 104.07. The float short is currently 1.49%, and short ratio is 4.58.

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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