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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT)?

The company in question is, Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) currently with a stock price of 37.22 (-0.01% today). The market cap for Alliant Energy Corporation is 8498.49, and is in the sector Utilities, and Electric Utilities industry. The target price for Alliant Energy Corporation is 39.7. Currently Alliant Energy Corporation is trading with a P/E of 21.24, and a forward P/E of 18.59. Average volume for Alliant Energy Corporation is 1346.62 and so far today it is 531073.

Performance in the last year for Alliant Energy Corporation has been 29.46%. For EPS growth, Alliant Energy Corporation has seen a growth of -2.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.98%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 5.10% over the last five years and could be 6.60% for the next five years. Alliant Energy Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 22.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.20%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 2.40%.

Since the IPO date for Alliant Energy Corporation on the 01/05/1988, Alliant Energy Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 22.29%. With Alliant Energy Corporation trading at 37.22, the dividend yield is 3.17%, and the EPS is 1.75.

So could Alliant Energy Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 21.24. The PEG is 3.22, P/S is 2.63 and the P/B is at 2.23. The P/cash is 1307.46, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Alliant Energy Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.5, and the quick ratio is 0.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.95, and total debt/equity at 1.09.

In terms of margins, Alliant Energy Corporation has a gross margin of 94.20%, an operating margin of 18.20% and a profit margin of 12.20%.Payout ratio for Alliant Energy Corporation is 65.40%. Return on assets come to 3.10% with return on investment coming to 6.60%.

Insider ownership for Alliant Energy Corporation, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 67.70%. Outstanding shares are at 228.27. While shares float is 226.91. The float short is currently 2.84%, and short ratio is 4.79.

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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