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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN)?

The company in question is, athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) currently with a stock price of 123.42 (-2.31% today). The market cap for athenahealth, Inc. is 4947.47, and is in the sector Technology, and Healthcare Information Services industry. The target price for athenahealth, Inc. is 148.03. Currently athenahealth, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 469.67, and a forward P/E of 56.65. Average volume for athenahealth, Inc. is 339.61 and so far today it is 309811.

Performance in the last year for athenahealth, Inc. has been -9.43%. For EPS growth, athenahealth, Inc. has seen a growth of 529.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 26.20%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -0.40% over the last five years and could be 24.79% for the next five years. athenahealth, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 16.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -120.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.34%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -6.63%.

Since the IPO date for athenahealth, Inc. on the 9/20/2007, athenahealth, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -21.51%. With athenahealth, Inc. trading at 123.42, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 0.27.

So could athenahealth, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 469.67. The PEG is 18.95, P/S is 4.89 and the P/B is at 8.77. The P/cash is *TBA, with P/free cash flow at 485.05.

athenahealth, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 1.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.5, and total debt/equity at 0.52.

In terms of margins, athenahealth, Inc. has a gross margin of 60.30%, an operating margin of 0.90% and a profit margin of 1.10%.Payout ratio for athenahealth, Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 1.00% with return on investment coming to -1.10%.

Insider ownership for athenahealth, Inc., is at 1.00% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 39.16. While shares float is 38.94. The float short is currently 20.47%, and short ratio is 23.47.

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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