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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN)?

The company in question is, Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN) currently with a stock price of 28.25 (-0.28% today). The market cap for Sunoco LP is 3180.33, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry. The target price for Sunoco LP is 34.72. Currently Sunoco LP is trading with a P/E of 18.68, and a forward P/E of 15.66. Average volume for Sunoco LP is 485.54 and so far today it is 129726.

Performance in the last year for Sunoco LP has been -14.69%. For EPS growth, Sunoco LP has seen a growth of -29.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 6.60%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 29.16% over the last five years and could be 12.40% for the next five years. Sunoco LP has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -20.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -38.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.18%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -7.24%.

Since the IPO date for Sunoco LP on the 9/20/2012, Sunoco LP has seen performance year to date to be -22.88%. With Sunoco LP trading at 28.25, the dividend yield is 11.66%, and the EPS is 1.52.

So could Sunoco LP, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 18.68. The PEG is 1.51, P/S is 0.21 and the P/B is at 0.94. The P/cash is 38.23, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Sunoco LP ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.46, and total debt/equity at 1.47.

In terms of margins, Sunoco LP has a gross margin of 11.60%, an operating margin of 2.20% and a profit margin of 0.80%.Payout ratio for Sunoco LP is 210.50%. Return on assets come to 1.50% with return on investment coming to 3.80%.

Insider ownership for Sunoco LP, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 44.30%. Outstanding shares are at 112.26. While shares float is 106.45. The float short is currently 6.90%, and short ratio is 15.14.

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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