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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW)?

The company in question is, PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) currently with a stock price of 41.77 (0.80% today). The market cap for PacWest Bancorp is 5003.88, and is in the sector Financial, and Regional РPacific Banks industry. The target price for PacWest Bancorp is 45.65. Currently PacWest Bancorp is trading with a P/E of 15.4, and a forward P/E of 13.7. Average volume for PacWest Bancorp is 706.69 and so far today it is 252124.

Performance in the last year for PacWest Bancorp has been 0.02%. For EPS growth, PacWest Bancorp has seen a growth of 43.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.81%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 29.00% over the last five years and could be 10.00% for the next five years. PacWest Bancorp has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -42.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -56.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.61%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 8.74%.

Since the IPO date for PacWest Bancorp on the 06/05/2000, PacWest Bancorp has seen performance year to date to be 0.17%. With PacWest Bancorp trading at 41.77, the dividend yield is 4.83%, and the EPS is 2.69.

So could PacWest Bancorp, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 15.4. The PEG is 1.54, P/S is 5.23 and the P/B is at 1.1. The P/cash is 10.66, with P/free cash flow at 14.48.

PacWest Bancorp ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.3, and total debt/equity at 0.3.

In terms of margins, PacWest Bancorp has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 88.10% and a profit margin of 32.50%.Payout ratio for PacWest Bancorp is 74.30%. Return on assets come to 1.50% with return on investment coming to 10.90%.

Insider ownership for PacWest Bancorp, is at 1.20% and institutional ownership comes to 93.70%. Outstanding shares are at 120.75. While shares float is 114.78. The float short is currently 5.34%, and short ratio is 8.68.

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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