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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for American National Insurance Co. (NASDAQ:ANAT)?

The company in question is, American National Insurance Co. (NASDAQ:ANAT) currently with a stock price of 121.88 (0.67% today). The market cap for American National Insurance Co. is 3234.99, and is in the sector Financial, and Property & Casualty Insurance industry. The target price for American National Insurance Co. is 87.04. Currently American National Insurance Co. is trading with a P/E of 19.56, and a forward P/E of *TBA. Average volume for American National Insurance Co. is 26.02 and so far today it is 5641.

Performance in the last year for American National Insurance Co. has been 24.83%. For EPS growth, American National Insurance Co. has seen a growth of -1.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to *TBA. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 10.60% over the last five years and could be *TBA for the next five years. American National Insurance Co. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 11.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -7.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.98%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 10.14%.

Since the IPO date for American National Insurance Co. on the 09/07/1984, American National Insurance Co. has seen performance year to date to be 20.97%. With American National Insurance Co. trading at 121.88, the dividend yield is 2.71%, and the EPS is 6.19.

So could American National Insurance Co., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 19.56. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 1.03 and the P/B is at 0.71. The P/cash is 24.16, with P/free cash flow at 9.3.

American National Insurance Co. 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 0.03, and total debt/equity at 0.03.

In terms of margins, American National Insurance Co. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 6.20% and a profit margin of 5.30%.Payout ratio for American National Insurance Co. is 51.90%. Return on assets come to 0.70% with return on investment coming to 3.50%.

Insider ownership for American National Insurance Co., is at 27.65% and institutional ownership comes to 64.60%. Outstanding shares are at 26.72. While shares float is 19.51. The float short is currently 0.25%, and short ratio is 1.88.

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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