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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (NYSE:ASX)?

The company in question is, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (NYSE:ASX) currently with a stock price of 5.99 (-0.08% today). The market cap for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. is 9603.9, and is in the sector Technology, and Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry. The target price for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. is 7.12. Currently Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. is trading with a P/E of 15.11, and a forward P/E of 12.12. Average volume for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. is 631.27 and so far today it is 231217.

Performance in the last year for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. has been 14.50%. For EPS growth, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. has seen a growth of -17.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 13.79%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 0.60% over the last five years and could be 11.50% for the next five years. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -10.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 26.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.28%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.74%.

Since the IPO date for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. on the 10/02/2000, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 5.82%. With Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. trading at 5.99, the dividend yield is 4.17%, and the EPS is 0.4.

So could Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 15.11. The PEG is 1.31, P/S is 1.11 and the P/B is at 1.94. The P/cash is 7.54, with P/free cash flow at 9.41.

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.1, and the quick ratio is 0.8. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.43, and total debt/equity at 0.74.

In terms of margins, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. has a gross margin of 18.30%, an operating margin of 8.60% and a profit margin of 7.40%.Payout ratio for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. is 60.60%. Return on assets come to 5.60% with return on investment coming to 7.10%.

Insider ownership for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc., is at 30.50% and institutional ownership comes to 7.70%. Outstanding shares are at 1600.65. While shares float is 1005.27. The float short is currently 0.19%, and short ratio is 3.07.

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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