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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC)?

The company in question is, Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) currently with a stock price of 32.59 (1.53% today). The market cap for Hancock Holding Company is 2498.34, and is in the sector Financial, and Regional РSoutheast Banks industry. The target price for Hancock Holding Company is 31.84. Currently Hancock Holding Company is trading with a P/E of 23.83, and a forward P/E of 13.65. Average volume for Hancock Holding Company is 658.7 and so far today it is 134768.

Performance in the last year for Hancock Holding Company has been 24.32%. For EPS growth, Hancock Holding Company has seen a growth of -21.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 30.02%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 3.20% over the last five years and could be 8.00% for the next five years. Hancock Holding Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 11.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 35.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.88%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 23.47%.

Since the IPO date for Hancock Holding Company on the 06/04/1991, Hancock Holding Company has seen performance year to date to be 30.94%. With Hancock Holding Company trading at 32.59, the dividend yield is 2.99%, and the EPS is 1.35.

So could Hancock Holding Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 23.83. The PEG is 2.98, P/S is 3.52 and the P/B is at 1.01. The P/cash is 5.35, with P/free cash flow at 13.23.

Hancock Holding Company 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 0.19, and total debt/equity at 0.19.

In terms of margins, Hancock Holding Company has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 71.20% and a profit margin of 14.80%.Payout ratio for Hancock Holding Company is 71.10%. Return on assets come to 0.50% with return on investment coming to 17.70%.

Insider ownership for Hancock Holding Company, is at 1.20% and institutional ownership comes to 83.70%. Outstanding shares are at 77.83. While shares float is 76.8. The float short is currently 8.24%, and short ratio is 9.6.

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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