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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE:ARES)?

The company in question is, Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE:ARES) currently with a stock price of 18.33 (-3.26% today). The market cap for Ares Management, L.P. is 4177.72, and is in the sector Financial, and Asset Management industry. The target price for Ares Management, L.P. is 18.83. Currently Ares Management, L.P. is trading with a P/E of 69.67, and a forward P/E of 11.04. Average volume for Ares Management, L.P. is 37.52 and so far today it is 12463.

Performance in the last year for Ares Management, L.P. has been 19.70%. For EPS growth, Ares Management, L.P. has seen a growth of -46.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 42.17%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -40.50% over the last five years and could be 30.62% for the next five years. Ares Management, L.P. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -27.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 21.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.42%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 26.56%.

Since the IPO date for Ares Management, L.P. on the 05/02/2014, Ares Management, L.P. has seen performance year to date to be 52.87%. With Ares Management, L.P. trading at 18.33, the dividend yield is 4.01%, and the EPS is 0.27.

So could Ares Management, L.P., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 69.67. The PEG is 2.28, P/S is 5.16 and the P/B is at 2.62. The P/cash is 8.39, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Ares Management, L.P. 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 4.22, and total debt/equity at 4.22.

In terms of margins, Ares Management, L.P. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 1.70% and a profit margin of 2.80%.Payout ratio for Ares Management, L.P. is 263.40%. Return on assets come to 0.50% with return on investment coming to -0.30%.

Insider ownership for Ares Management, L.P., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 10.40%. Outstanding shares are at 220.46. While shares float is 80.48. The float short is currently 0.17%, and short ratio is 3.55.

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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