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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM)?

The company in question is, Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) currently with a stock price of 27.79 (0.98% today). The market cap for Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. is 2048.04, and is in the sector Financial, and Asset Management industry. The target price for Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. is 27.71. Currently Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. is trading with a P/E of 16.71, and a forward P/E of 12.63. Average volume for Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. is 376.54 and so far today it is 89064.

Performance in the last year for Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. has been -11.24%. For EPS growth, Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. has seen a growth of 595.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 2.01%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -3.06% over the last five years and could be 4.78% for the next five years. Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -56.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -58.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.58%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -2.22%.

Since the IPO date for Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. on the 03/07/2013, Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -17.47%. With Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. trading at 27.79, the dividend yield is 8.72%, and the EPS is 1.65.

So could Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 16.71. The PEG is 3.49, P/S is 2.75 and the P/B is at 8.44. The P/cash is 10.35, with P/free cash flow at 12.02.

Artisan Partners Asset Management 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 1.61, and total debt/equity at 1.61.

In terms of margins, Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 33.50% and a profit margin of 8.20%.Payout ratio for Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. is 145.70%. Return on assets come to 6.20% with return on investment coming to 71.50%.

Insider ownership for Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 99.60%. Outstanding shares are at 74.42. While shares float is 39.98. The float short is currently 7.80%, and short ratio is 8.28.

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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