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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Spire Inc. (NYSE:SR)?

The company in question is, Spire Inc. (NYSE:SR) currently with a stock price of 61.54 (-0.58% today). The market cap for Spire Inc. is 2822.02, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Office Supplies industry. The target price for Spire Inc. is 68.86. Currently Spire Inc. is trading with a P/E of 19.37, and a forward P/E of 17.43. Average volume for Spire Inc. is 228.08 and so far today it is 75080.

Performance in the last year for Spire Inc. has been 11.14%. For EPS growth, Spire Inc. has seen a growth of 34.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 3.92%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 5.30% over the last five years and could be 4.52% for the next five years. Spire Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -9.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -25.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.68%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -4.47%.

Since the IPO date for Spire Inc. on the 11/05/1987, Spire Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 6.55%. With Spire Inc. trading at 61.54, the dividend yield is 3.17%, and the EPS is 3.2.

So could Spire Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 19.37. The PEG is 4.29, P/S is 1.93 and the P/B is at 1.53. The P/cash is 575.92, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Spire Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.03, and total debt/equity at 1.08.

In terms of margins, Spire Inc. has a gross margin of 65.70%, an operating margin of 19.30% and a profit margin of 9.50%.Payout ratio for Spire Inc. is 60.10%. Return on assets come to 2.60% with return on investment coming to 5.60%.

Insider ownership for Spire Inc., is at 56.52% and institutional ownership comes to 80.90%. Outstanding shares are at 45.59. While shares float is 44.21. The float short is currently 4.06%, and short ratio is 7.87.

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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