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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE:MTX)?

The company in question is, Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE:MTX) currently with a stock price of 67.74 (-0.15% today). The market cap for Minerals Technologies Inc. is 2425.28, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Chemicals РMajor Diversified industry. The target price for Minerals Technologies Inc. is *TBA. Currently Minerals Technologies Inc. is trading with a P/E of 23.46, and a forward P/E of 13.82. Average volume for Minerals Technologies Inc. is 171.27 and so far today it is 51625.

Performance in the last year for Minerals Technologies Inc. has been 19.39%. For EPS growth, Minerals Technologies Inc. has seen a growth of 18.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.60%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 11.50% over the last five years and could be *TBA for the next five years. Minerals Technologies Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -7.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -20.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.72%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 17.45%.

Since the IPO date for Minerals Technologies Inc. on the 10/26/1992, Minerals Technologies Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 48.32%. With Minerals Technologies Inc. trading at 67.74, the dividend yield is 0.29%, and the EPS is 2.89.

So could Minerals Technologies Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 23.46. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 1.41 and the P/B is at 2.45. The P/cash is 11.8, with P/free cash flow at 13.3.

Minerals Technologies Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.5, and the quick ratio is 1.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.21, and total debt/equity at 1.22.

In terms of margins, Minerals Technologies Inc. has a gross margin of 26.90%, an operating margin of 10.70% and a profit margin of 5.90%.Payout ratio for Minerals Technologies Inc. is 6.90%. Return on assets come to 3.40% with return on investment coming to 8.00%.

Insider ownership for Minerals Technologies Inc., is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 98.30%. Outstanding shares are at 35.75. While shares float is 34.35. The float short is currently 2.20%, and short ratio is 4.41.

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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