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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for AmeriGas Partners LP (NYSE:APU)?

The company in question is, AmeriGas Partners LP (NYSE:APU) currently with a stock price of 45.54 (1.47% today). The market cap for AmeriGas Partners LP is 4233.53, and is in the sector Utilities, and Gas Utilities industry. The target price for AmeriGas Partners LP is 46.75. Currently AmeriGas Partners LP is trading with a P/E of 20.21, and a forward P/E of 16.34. Average volume for AmeriGas Partners LP is 177.71 and so far today it is 95623.

Performance in the last year for AmeriGas Partners LP has been 13.53%. For EPS growth, AmeriGas Partners LP has seen a growth of -31.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 30.39%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -7.30% over the last five years and could be 9.79% for the next five years. AmeriGas Partners LP has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -6.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -27.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.37%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.56%.

Since the IPO date for AmeriGas Partners LP on the 04/12/1995, AmeriGas Partners LP has seen performance year to date to be 39.70%. With AmeriGas Partners LP trading at 45.54, the dividend yield is 8.38%, and the EPS is 2.22.

So could AmeriGas Partners LP, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 20.21. The PEG is 2.06, P/S is 1.81 and the P/B is at 3.63. The P/cash is 13.76, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

AmeriGas Partners LP ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.8. This is with long term debt/equity at 2.05, and total debt/equity at 2.37.

In terms of margins, AmeriGas Partners LP has a gross margin of 67.60%, an operating margin of 17.70% and a profit margin of 8.80%.Payout ratio for AmeriGas Partners LP is 167.30%. Return on assets come to 4.90% with return on investment coming to 10.80%.

Insider ownership for AmeriGas Partners LP, is at 30.38% and institutional ownership comes to 24.50%. Outstanding shares are at 94.33. While shares float is 69.06. The float short is currently 1.88%, and short ratio is 7.31.

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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