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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC)?

The company in question is, Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC) currently with a stock price of 134.06 (-0.19% today). The market cap for Lancaster Colony Corporation is 3700.52, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Food – Major Diversified industry. The target price for Lancaster Colony Corporation is 125.67. Currently Lancaster Colony Corporation is trading with a P/E of 30.26, and a forward P/E of 27.36. Average volume for Lancaster Colony Corporation is 94.57 and so far today it is 13076.

Performance in the last year for Lancaster Colony Corporation has been 43.35%. For EPS growth, Lancaster Colony Corporation has seen a growth of 19.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.14%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 3.00% over the last five years and could be 3.00% for the next five years. Lancaster Colony Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 19.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.67%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 12.84%.

Since the IPO date for Lancaster Colony Corporation on the 3/26/1990, Lancaster Colony Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 17.80%. With Lancaster Colony Corporation trading at 134.06, the dividend yield is 1.49%, and the EPS is 4.44.

So could Lancaster Colony Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 30.26. The PEG is 10.09, P/S is 3.11 and the P/B is at 7.16. The P/cash is 31.33, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Lancaster Colony Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 3.7, and the quick ratio is 2.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Lancaster Colony Corporation has a gross margin of 25.20%, an operating margin of 15.50% and a profit margin of 10.20%.Payout ratio for Lancaster Colony Corporation is 55.30%. Return on assets come to 18.70% with return on investment coming to 23.70%.

Insider ownership for Lancaster Colony Corporation, is at 32.42% and institutional ownership comes to 53.60%. Outstanding shares are at 27.55. While shares float is 18.82. The float short is currently 2.90%, and short ratio is 5.77.

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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