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

The company in question is, Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN) currently with a stock price of 55.31 (0.93% today). The market cap for Tenneco Inc. is 3183.88, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Auto Parts industry. The target price for Tenneco Inc. is 62.67. Currently Tenneco Inc. is trading with a P/E of 12.09, and a forward P/E of 8.36. Average volume for Tenneco Inc. is 484.14 and so far today it is 263314.

Performance in the last year for Tenneco Inc. has been 13.83%. For EPS growth, Tenneco Inc. has seen a growth of 12.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.36%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 45.00% over the last five years and could be 12.53% for the next five years. Tenneco Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 3.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 18.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.17%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 9.99%.

Since the IPO date for Tenneco Inc. on the 01/04/1982, Tenneco Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 19.36%. With Tenneco Inc. trading at 55.31, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 4.53.

So could Tenneco Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 12.09. The PEG is 0.97, P/S is 0.38 and the P/B is at 5.76. The P/cash is 10.24, with P/free cash flow at 13.49.

Tenneco Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 2.37, and total debt/equity at 2.51.

In terms of margins, Tenneco Inc. has a gross margin of 17.80%, an operating margin of 6.50% and a profit margin of 3.10%.Payout ratio for Tenneco Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 6.30% with return on investment coming to 22.60%.

Insider ownership for Tenneco Inc., is at 1.60% and institutional ownership comes to 94.70%. Outstanding shares are at 58.1. While shares float is 55.32. The float short is currently 6.05%, and short ratio is 6.91.

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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