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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIW)?

The company in question is, ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIW) currently with a stock price of 18.65 (0.97% today). The market cap for ACI Worldwide, Inc. is 2220.46, and is in the sector Technology, and Technical & System Software industry. The target price for ACI Worldwide, Inc. is 23.33. Currently ACI Worldwide, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 16.98, and a forward P/E of 28.59. Average volume for ACI Worldwide, Inc. is 394.48 and so far today it is 376553.

Performance in the last year for ACI Worldwide, Inc. has been -17.36%. For EPS growth, ACI Worldwide, Inc. has seen a growth of 24.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 19.19%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 21.80% over the last five years and could be 10.00% for the next five years. ACI Worldwide, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -17.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -164.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.77%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -3.82%.

Since the IPO date for ACI Worldwide, Inc. on the 2/27/1995, ACI Worldwide, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -13.69%. With ACI Worldwide, Inc. trading at 18.65, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 1.09.

So could ACI Worldwide, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 16.98. The PEG is 1.7, P/S is 2.24 and the P/B is at 3.07. The P/cash is 42.29, with P/free cash flow at 17.09.

ACI Worldwide, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.91, and total debt/equity at 1.04.

In terms of margins, ACI Worldwide, Inc. has a gross margin of 53.60%, an operating margin of 21.00% and a profit margin of 13.20%.Payout ratio for ACI Worldwide, Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 7.10% with return on investment coming to 6.30%.

Insider ownership for ACI Worldwide, Inc., is at 2.30% and institutional ownership comes to 99.60%. Outstanding shares are at 120.22. While shares float is 114.48. The float short is currently 6.21%, and short ratio is 18.01.

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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