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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV)?

The company in question is, Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) currently with a stock price of 8.25 (-1.20% today). The market cap for Ensco plc is 2507.17, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration industry. The target price for Ensco plc is 8.93. Currently Ensco plc is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 47.71. Average volume for Ensco plc is 8628.5 and so far today it is 3199191.

Performance in the last year for Ensco plc has been -49.76%. For EPS growth, Ensco plc has seen a growth of 46.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -88.83%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -29.50% over the last five years and could be *TBA for the next five years. Ensco plc has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -14.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 77.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.56%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -14.63%.

Since the IPO date for Ensco plc on the 01/02/1991, Ensco plc has seen performance year to date to be -45.56%. With Ensco plc trading at 8.25, the dividend yield is 0.48%, and the EPS is -6.06.

So could Ensco plc, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 0.7 and the P/B is at 0.3. The P/cash is 1.39, with P/free cash flow at 4.11.

Ensco plc ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 4.2, and the quick ratio is 3.8. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.62, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Ensco plc has a gross margin of 56.20%, an operating margin of -38.60% and a profit margin of -39.80%.Payout ratio for Ensco plc is *TBA. Return on assets come to -9.90% with return on investment coming to -9.90%.

Insider ownership for Ensco plc, is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 89.80%. Outstanding shares are at 300.26. While shares float is 299.62. The float short is currently 7.92%, and short ratio is 2.75.

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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