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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT)?

The company in question is, Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) currently with a stock price of 27.72 (0.43% today). The market cap for Essent Group Ltd. is 2560.18, and is in the sector Financial, and Mortgage Investment industry. The target price for Essent Group Ltd. is 27.06. Currently Essent Group Ltd. is trading with a P/E of 13.68, and a forward P/E of 10.27. Average volume for Essent Group Ltd. is 546.65 and so far today it is 173855.

Performance in the last year for Essent Group Ltd. has been 7.39%. For EPS growth, Essent Group Ltd. has seen a growth of 65.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 18.01%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 48.40% over the last five years and could be 18.38% for the next five years. Essent Group Ltd. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 28.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 39.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.27%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 25.74%.

Since the IPO date for Essent Group Ltd. on the 10/31/2013, Essent Group Ltd. has seen performance year to date to be 26.08%. With Essent Group Ltd. trading at 27.72, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 2.02.

So could Essent Group Ltd., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 13.68. The PEG is 0.74, P/S is 6.4 and the P/B is at 2.01. The P/cash is 158.04, with P/free cash flow at 10.15.

Essent Group Ltd. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Essent Group Ltd. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 66.10% and a profit margin of 46.40%.Payout ratio for Essent Group Ltd. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 12.20% with return on investment coming to 14.10%.

Insider ownership for Essent Group Ltd., is at 1.00% and institutional ownership comes to 88.70%. Outstanding shares are at 92.76. While shares float is 84.36. The float short is currently 1.66%, and short ratio is 2.55.

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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