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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Balchem Corp. (NASDAQ:BCPC)?

The company in question is, Balchem Corp. (NASDAQ:BCPC) currently with a stock price of 76.15 (-0.20% today). The market cap for Balchem Corp. is 2451.52, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Chemicals – Major Diversified industry. The target price for Balchem Corp. is 66.5. Currently Balchem Corp. is trading with a P/E of 43.58, and a forward P/E of 28.21. Average volume for Balchem Corp. is 106.2 and so far today it is 29568.

Performance in the last year for Balchem Corp. has been 16.58%. For EPS growth, Balchem Corp. has seen a growth of 11.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.25%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 10.90% over the last five years and could be 24.00% for the next five years. Balchem Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 3.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -5.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 8.37%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 20.38%.

Since the IPO date for Balchem Corp. on the 06/03/1986, Balchem Corp. has seen performance year to date to be 25.49%. With Balchem Corp. trading at 76.15, the dividend yield is 0.45%, and the EPS is 1.75.

So could Balchem Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 43.58. The PEG is 1.82, P/S is 4.48 and the P/B is at 4.84. The P/cash is 73.4, with P/free cash flow at 42.64.

Balchem Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.3, and the quick ratio is 1.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.58, and total debt/equity at 0.65.

In terms of margins, Balchem Corp. has a gross margin of 31.50%, an operating margin of 16.20% and a profit margin of 10.20%.Payout ratio for Balchem Corp. is 19.20%. Return on assets come to 6.00% with return on investment coming to 8.80%.

Insider ownership for Balchem Corp., is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 85.20%. Outstanding shares are at 32.13. While shares float is 31.28. The float short is currently 3.98%, and short ratio is 11.73.

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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