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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE:APLE)?

The company in question is, Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE:APLE) currently with a stock price of 18.47 (-0.19% today). The market cap for Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. is 3245.64, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Hotel/Motel industry. The target price for Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. is 19.2. Currently Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 27.29, and a forward P/E of 18.32. Average volume for Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. is 1004.2 and so far today it is 266741.

Performance in the last year for Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. has been 4.61%. For EPS growth, Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. has seen a growth of 10.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 8.95%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 80.20% over the last five years and could be *TBA for the next five years. Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 9.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 31.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.32%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -0.86%.

Since the IPO date for Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. on the 5/18/2015, Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -2.84%. With Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. trading at 18.47, the dividend yield is 6.49%, and the EPS is 0.68.

So could Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 27.29. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 3.47 and the P/B is at 1.23. The P/cash is 150.26, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. 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 0.33, and total debt/equity at 0.39.

In terms of margins, Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. has a gross margin of 55.00%, an operating margin of 16.70% and a profit margin of 12.70%.Payout ratio for Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. is 187.30%. Return on assets come to 3.20% with return on investment coming to 3.70%.

Insider ownership for Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc., is at 7.50% and institutional ownership comes to 43.70%. Outstanding shares are at 175.44. While shares float is 161.16. The float short is currently 5.18%, and short ratio is 8.31.

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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