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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM)?

The company in question is, Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM) currently with a stock price of 31.92 (-0.33% today). The market cap for Legg Mason, Inc. is 3373.63, and is in the sector Financial, and Asset Management industry. The target price for Legg Mason, Inc. is 40.22. Currently Legg Mason, Inc. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 9.85. Average volume for Legg Mason, Inc. is 1169.55 and so far today it is 629511.

Performance in the last year for Legg Mason, Inc. has been -23.59%. For EPS growth, Legg Mason, Inc. has seen a growth of -112.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 40.80%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -16.60% over the last five years and could be 14.52% for the next five years. Legg Mason, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -1.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -63.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.28%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -0.64%.

Since the IPO date for Legg Mason, Inc. on the 11/05/1987, Legg Mason, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -16.80%. With Legg Mason, Inc. trading at 31.92, the dividend yield is 2.75%, and the EPS is -0.8.

So could Legg Mason, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 1.27 and the P/B is at 0.82. The P/cash is 3.11, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Legg Mason, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 1.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.42, and total debt/equity at 0.55.

In terms of margins, Legg Mason, Inc. has a gross margin of 80.40%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for Legg Mason, Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to *TBA with return on investment coming to -1.10%.

Insider ownership for Legg Mason, Inc., is at 0.90% and institutional ownership comes to 91.00%. Outstanding shares are at 105.36. While shares float is 102.17. The float short is currently 5.16%, and short ratio is 4.51.

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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