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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI)?

The company in question is, Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) currently with a stock price of 54.35 (-2.20% today). The market cap for Itron, Inc. is 2140.56, and is in the sector Technology, and Scientific & Technical Instruments industry. The target price for Itron, Inc. is 55.4. Currently Itron, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 41.07, and a forward P/E of 19.93. Average volume for Itron, Inc. is 240.21 and so far today it is 170644.

Performance in the last year for Itron, Inc. has been 61.07%. For EPS growth, Itron, Inc. has seen a growth of 154.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 17.89%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -33.60% over the last five years and could be 23.00% for the next five years. Itron, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 9.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 238.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.50%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 26.36%.

Since the IPO date for Itron, Inc. on the 11/05/1993, Itron, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 53.59%. With Itron, Inc. trading at 54.35, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 1.35.

So could Itron, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 41.07. The PEG is 1.79, P/S is 1.08 and the P/B is at 3.32. The P/cash is 16.22, with P/free cash flow at 31.71.

Itron, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.52, and total debt/equity at 0.54.

In terms of margins, Itron, Inc. has a gross margin of 32.00%, an operating margin of 5.20% and a profit margin of 2.60%.Payout ratio for Itron, Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 3.10% with return on investment coming to 3.20%.

Insider ownership for Itron, Inc., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 38.52. While shares float is 37.83. The float short is currently 4.07%, and short ratio is 6.41.

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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