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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH)?

The company in question is, Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) currently with a stock price of 23.16 (0.74% today). The market cap for Hilltop Holdings Inc. is 2276.47, and is in the sector Financial, and Mortgage Investment industry. The target price for Hilltop Holdings Inc. is 25.07. Currently Hilltop Holdings Inc. is trading with a P/E of 18.05, and a forward P/E of 12.97. Average volume for Hilltop Holdings Inc. is 227.75 and so far today it is 83024.

Performance in the last year for Hilltop Holdings Inc. has been 17.12%. For EPS growth, Hilltop Holdings Inc. has seen a growth of 78.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 14.46%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 60.80% over the last five years and could be 3.00% for the next five years. Hilltop Holdings Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -48.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -77.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.14%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 16.74%.

Since the IPO date for Hilltop Holdings Inc. on the 2/19/2004, Hilltop Holdings Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 19.61%. With Hilltop Holdings Inc. trading at 23.16, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 1.27.

So could Hilltop Holdings Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 18.05. The PEG is 6.02, P/S is 4.85 and the P/B is at 1.26. The P/cash is 2.13, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Hilltop Holdings Inc. 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 0.22, and total debt/equity at 0.22.

In terms of margins, Hilltop Holdings Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 78.10% and a profit margin of 26.90%.Payout ratio for Hilltop Holdings Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 1.00% with return on investment coming to 15.90%.

Insider ownership for Hilltop Holdings Inc., is at 1.90% and institutional ownership comes to 54.80%. Outstanding shares are at 99.02. While shares float is 76.55. The float short is currently 2.45%, and short ratio is 8.23.

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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