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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Qiagen NV (NASDAQ:QGEN)?

The company in question is, Qiagen NV (NASDAQ:QGEN) currently with a stock price of 26.04 (0.85% today). The market cap for Qiagen NV is 6193.7, and is in the sector Services, and Research Services industry. The target price for Qiagen NV is 26.65. Currently Qiagen NV is trading with a P/E of 51.74, and a forward P/E of 21.01. Average volume for Qiagen NV is 1033.98 and so far today it is 531185.

Performance in the last year for Qiagen NV has been 4.07%. For EPS growth, Qiagen NV has seen a growth of 11.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 12.44%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -2.20% over the last five years and could be 9.82% for the next five years. Qiagen NV has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -16.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.90%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 10.93%.

Since the IPO date for Qiagen NV on the 6/28/1996, Qiagen NV has seen performance year to date to be -6.62%. With Qiagen NV trading at 26.04, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 0.5.

So could Qiagen NV, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 51.74. The PEG is 5.27, P/S is 4.78 and the P/B is at 2.34. The P/cash is 15.24, with P/free cash flow at 27.79.

Qiagen NV ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 3.6, and the quick ratio is 3.1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.41, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Qiagen NV has a gross margin of 63.60%, an operating margin of 11.20% and a profit margin of 9.10%.Payout ratio for Qiagen NV is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 2.90% with return on investment coming to 4.70%.

Insider ownership for Qiagen NV, is at 3.60% and institutional ownership comes to 66.80%. Outstanding shares are at 239.88. While shares float is 233.86. The float short is currently 1.89%, and short ratio is 4.26.

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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