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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y)?

The company in question is, Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y) currently with a stock price of 527.03 (0.37% today). The market cap for Alleghany Corporation is 8101.98, and is in the sector Financial, and Property & Casualty Insurance industry. The target price for Alleghany Corporation is 19.67. Currently Alleghany Corporation is trading with a P/E of 16.9, and a forward P/E of 17.54. Average volume for Alleghany Corporation is 39.7 and so far today it is 7675.

Performance in the last year for Alleghany Corporation has been 8.94%. For EPS growth, Alleghany Corporation has seen a growth of -14.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 7.35%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 10.10% over the last five years and could be 8.50% for the next five years. Alleghany Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 21.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -56.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.24%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.22%.

Since the IPO date for Alleghany Corporation on the 7/19/1984, Alleghany Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 9.87%. With Alleghany Corporation trading at 527.03, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 31.07.

So could Alleghany Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 16.9. The PEG is 1.99, P/S is 1.42 and the P/B is at 1.02. The P/cash is 15.86, with P/free cash flow at 27.4.

Alleghany Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.17, and total debt/equity at 0.17.

In terms of margins, Alleghany Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 13.70% and a profit margin of 8.50%.Payout ratio for Alleghany Corporation is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 2.10% with return on investment coming to 7.30%.

Insider ownership for Alleghany Corporation, is at 0.70% and institutional ownership comes to 84.20%. Outstanding shares are at 15.43. While shares float is 14.82. The float short is currently 0.51%, and short ratio is 1.91.

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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