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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Cepheid (NASDAQ:CPHD)?

The company in question is, Cepheid (NASDAQ:CPHD) currently with a stock price of 52.69 (-0.06% today). The market cap for Cepheid is 3841.71, and is in the sector Technology, and Scientific & Technical Instruments industry. The target price for Cepheid is 47.63. Currently Cepheid is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 52.98. Average volume for Cepheid is 1963.28 and so far today it is 657273.

Performance in the last year for Cepheid has been 69.79%. For EPS growth, Cepheid has seen a growth of 5.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 202.43%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -46.80% over the last five years and could be 25.00% for the next five years. Cepheid has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 10.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 39.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is 16.78%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 51.71%.

Since the IPO date for Cepheid on the 6/23/2000, Cepheid has seen performance year to date to be 44.32%. With Cepheid trading at 52.69, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is -0.68.

So could Cepheid, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 6.81 and the P/B is at 10.18. The P/cash is 11.92, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Cepheid ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 3.8, and the quick ratio is 2.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.76, and total debt/equity at 0.76.

In terms of margins, Cepheid has a gross margin of 49.50%, an operating margin of -6.10% and a profit margin of -8.80%.Payout ratio for Cepheid is *TBA. Return on assets come to -6.00% with return on investment coming to -4.90%.

Insider ownership for Cepheid, is at 1.00% and institutional ownership comes to 93.60%. Outstanding shares are at 72.87. While shares float is 71.72. The float short is currently 5.64%, and short ratio is 2.06.

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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