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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO)?

The company in question is, AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) currently with a stock price of 792.27 (-1.02% today). The market cap for AutoZone, Inc. is 23340.83, and is in the sector Services, and Auto Parts Stores industry. The target price for AutoZone, Inc. is 856.7. Currently AutoZone, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 20.35, and a forward P/E of 17.57. Average volume for AutoZone, Inc. is 265.64 and so far today it is 69421.

Performance in the last year for AutoZone, Inc. has been 18.69%. For EPS growth, AutoZone, Inc. has seen a growth of 14.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.75%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 19.20% over the last five years and could be 11.85% for the next five years. AutoZone, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 12.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.19%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.25%.

Since the IPO date for AutoZone, Inc. on the 4/2/1991, AutoZone, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 7.89%. With AutoZone, Inc. trading at 792.27, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 39.34.

So could AutoZone, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 20.35. The PEG is 1.72, P/S is 2.22 and the P/B is at *TBA. The P/cash is 109.38, with P/free cash flow at 21.65.

AutoZone, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.1. This is with long term debt/equity at *TBA, and total debt/equity at *TBA.

In terms of margins, AutoZone, Inc. has a gross margin of 52.60%, an operating margin of 19.20% and a profit margin of 11.50%.Payout ratio for AutoZone, Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 14.70% with return on investment coming to 44.20%.

Insider ownership for AutoZone, Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 97.80%. Outstanding shares are at 29.16. While shares float is 29.04. The float short is currently 8.37%, and short ratio is 9.14.

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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