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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD)?

The company in question is, Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) currently with a stock price of 26.67 (1.06% today). The market cap for Washington Federal, Inc. is 2397.8, and is in the sector Financial, and Savings & Loans industry. The target price for Washington Federal, Inc. is 26. Currently Washington Federal, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 15.08, and a forward P/E of 14.69. Average volume for Washington Federal, Inc. is 329.13 and so far today it is 106355.

Performance in the last year for Washington Federal, Inc. has been 16.38%. For EPS growth, Washington Federal, Inc. has seen a growth of 7.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 3.58%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 9.70% over the last five years and could be 10.00% for the next five years. Washington Federal, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 3.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 14.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.54%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 12.14%.

Since the IPO date for Washington Federal, Inc. on the 3/26/1990, Washington Federal, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 12.76%. With Washington Federal, Inc. trading at 26.67, the dividend yield is 2.12%, and the EPS is 1.75.

So could Washington Federal, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 15.08. The PEG is 1.51, P/S is 4.45 and the P/B is at 1.22. The P/cash is 3.7, with P/free cash flow at 16.83.

Washington Federal, 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, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Washington Federal, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 79.20% and a profit margin of 30.10%.Payout ratio for Washington Federal, Inc. is 30.70%. Return on assets come to 1.10% with return on investment coming to 17.20%.

Insider ownership for Washington Federal, Inc., is at 0.80% and institutional ownership comes to 86.60%. Outstanding shares are at 90.86. While shares float is 89.1. The float short is currently 3.92%, and short ratio is 10.61.

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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