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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT)?

The company in question is, Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) currently with a stock price of 70.2 (0.20% today). The market cap for Proofpoint, Inc. is 2933.41, and is in the sector Technology, and Application Software industry. The target price for Proofpoint, Inc. is 84.58. Currently Proofpoint, Inc. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 180.57. Average volume for Proofpoint, Inc. is 589.1 and so far today it is 351858.

Performance in the last year for Proofpoint, Inc. has been 25.67%. For EPS growth, Proofpoint, Inc. has seen a growth of -55.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 345.98%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -30.60% over the last five years and could be 19.40% for the next five years. Proofpoint, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 41.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -61.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is -7.02%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 14.37%.

Since the IPO date for Proofpoint, Inc. on the 4/20/2012, Proofpoint, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 7.77%. With Proofpoint, Inc. trading at 70.2, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is -3.17.

So could Proofpoint, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 9.37 and the P/B is at 56.96. The P/cash is 7.12, with P/free cash flow at 130.96.

Proofpoint, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.9, and the quick ratio is 1.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 6.98, and total debt/equity at 6.98.

In terms of margins, Proofpoint, Inc. has a gross margin of 69.20%, an operating margin of -33.40% and a profit margin of -41.50%.Payout ratio for Proofpoint, Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -18.60% with return on investment coming to -20.20%.

Insider ownership for Proofpoint, Inc., is at 1.80% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 41.87. While shares float is 40.84. The float short is currently 14.35%, and short ratio is 9.95.

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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