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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:AMCX)?

The company in question is, AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:AMCX) currently with a stock price of 48.35 (0.19% today). The market cap for AMC Networks Inc. is 3512.85, and is in the sector Services, and Entertainment – Diversified industry. The target price for AMC Networks Inc. is 68.78. Currently AMC Networks Inc. is trading with a P/E of 10.05, and a forward P/E of 7.84. Average volume for AMC Networks Inc. is 707.64 and so far today it is 270594.

Performance in the last year for AMC Networks Inc. has been -33.74%. For EPS growth, AMC Networks Inc. has seen a growth of 38.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.75%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 24.00% over the last five years and could be 6.80% for the next five years. AMC Networks Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 13.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -7.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is -8.89%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -21.80%.

Since the IPO date for AMC Networks Inc. on the 6/16/2011, AMC Networks Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -35.38%. With AMC Networks Inc. trading at 48.35, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 4.8.

So could AMC Networks Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 10.05. The PEG is 1.48, P/S is 1.3 and the P/B is at 41.25. The P/cash is 5.46, with P/free cash flow at 10.04.

AMC Networks Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2, and the quick ratio is 2. This is with long term debt/equity at 32.17, and total debt/equity at 34.93.

In terms of margins, AMC Networks Inc. has a gross margin of 55.80%, an operating margin of 26.20% and a profit margin of 13.10%.Payout ratio for AMC Networks Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 8.00% with return on investment coming to 19.10%.

Insider ownership for AMC Networks Inc., is at 1.96% and institutional ownership comes to 99.90%. Outstanding shares are at 72.79. While shares float is 58.29. The float short is currently 5.40%, and short ratio is 4.45.

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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