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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Littelfuse Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS)?

The company in question is, Littelfuse Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) currently with a stock price of 129.2 (0.58% today). The market cap for Littelfuse Inc. is 2907.05, and is in the sector Services, and Electronics Wholesale industry. The target price for Littelfuse Inc. is 139. Currently Littelfuse Inc. is trading with a P/E of 36.24, and a forward P/E of 20.09. Average volume for Littelfuse Inc. is 113.18 and so far today it is 49712.

Performance in the last year for Littelfuse Inc. has been 38.84%. For EPS growth, Littelfuse Inc. has seen a growth of -17.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 15.82%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 0.60% over the last five years and could be 15.00% for the next five years. Littelfuse Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 22.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -4.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.73%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 10.98%.

Since the IPO date for Littelfuse Inc. on the 9/23/1992, Littelfuse Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 21.00%. With Littelfuse Inc. trading at 129.2, the dividend yield is 0.93%, and the EPS is 3.55.

So could Littelfuse Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 36.24. The PEG is 2.42, P/S is 3.14 and the P/B is at 3.73. The P/cash is 15.85, with P/free cash flow at 38.61.

Littelfuse Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.9, and the quick ratio is 2.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.47, and total debt/equity at 0.47.

In terms of margins, Littelfuse Inc. has a gross margin of 38.20%, an operating margin of 10.80% and a profit margin of 8.70%.Payout ratio for Littelfuse Inc. is 32.50%. Return on assets come to 6.50% with return on investment coming to 8.80%.

Insider ownership for Littelfuse Inc., is at 1.30% and institutional ownership comes to 99.80%. Outstanding shares are at 22.63. While shares float is 22.2. The float short is currently 2.39%, and short ratio is 4.69.

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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