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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT)?

The company in question is, BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) currently with a stock price of 37.95 (0.18% today). The market cap for BWX Technologies, Inc. is 3920.58, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry. The target price for BWX Technologies, Inc. is 43. Currently BWX Technologies, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 18.98, and a forward P/E of 20.67. Average volume for BWX Technologies, Inc. is 567.95 and so far today it is 101618.

Performance in the last year for BWX Technologies, Inc. has been 37.65%. For EPS growth, BWX Technologies, Inc. has seen a growth of 270.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.55%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 1.90% over the last five years and could be 11.25% for the next five years. BWX Technologies, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 12.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at *TBA. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.74%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 10.38%.

Since the IPO date for BWX Technologies, Inc. on the 08/02/2010, BWX Technologies, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 20.15%. With BWX Technologies, Inc. trading at 37.95, the dividend yield is 0.95%, and the EPS is 2.

So could BWX Technologies, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 18.98. The PEG is 1.69, P/S is 2.63 and the P/B is at 13.43. The P/cash is 34.79, with P/free cash flow at 16.95.

BWX Technologies, 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 0.93, and total debt/equity at 0.98.

In terms of margins, BWX Technologies, Inc. has a gross margin of 29.00%, an operating margin of 18.20% and a profit margin of 14.10%.Payout ratio for BWX Technologies, Inc. is 15.10%. Return on assets come to 15.10% with return on investment coming to 22.50%.

Insider ownership for BWX Technologies, Inc., is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 94.50%. Outstanding shares are at 103.5. While shares float is 102.76. The float short is currently 0.69%, and short ratio is 1.25.

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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