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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS)?

The company in question is, AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) currently with a stock price of 56.93 (0.19% today). The market cap for AXIS Capital Holdings Limited is 5223.24, and is in the sector Financial, and Property & Casualty Insurance industry. The target price for AXIS Capital Holdings Limited is 57.75. Currently AXIS Capital Holdings Limited is trading with a P/E of 10.18, and a forward P/E of 12.98. Average volume for AXIS Capital Holdings Limited is 436.96 and so far today it is 116400.

Performance in the last year for AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has been 9.39%. For EPS growth, AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has seen a growth of -17.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 20.29%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 0.10% over the last five years and could be 5.00% for the next five years. AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 106.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.70%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.59%.

Since the IPO date for AXIS Capital Holdings Limited on the 07/01/2003, AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has seen performance year to date to be 3.06%. With AXIS Capital Holdings Limited trading at 56.93, the dividend yield is 2.46%, and the EPS is 5.58.

So could AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 10.18. The PEG is 2.04, P/S is 1.26 and the P/B is at 0.98. The P/cash is 6.59, with P/free cash flow at 9.09.

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited 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 0.19, and total debt/equity at 0.19.

In terms of margins, AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 12.40% and a profit margin of 13.00%.Payout ratio for AXIS Capital Holdings Limited is 23.80%. Return on assets come to 2.60% with return on investment coming to 9.50%.

Insider ownership for AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, is at 2.70% and institutional ownership comes to 96.10%. Outstanding shares are at 91.93. While shares float is 88.86. The float short is currently 1.66%, and short ratio is 3.37.

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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