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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO)?

The company in question is, Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) currently with a stock price of 67.1 (0.51% today). The market cap for Bank of Montreal is 43328.48, and is in the sector Financial, and Money Center Banks industry. The target price for Bank of Montreal is 64.45. Currently Bank of Montreal is trading with a P/E of 12.88, and a forward P/E of 11.48. Average volume for Bank of Montreal is 601.97 and so far today it is 567700.

Performance in the last year for Bank of Montreal has been 31.68%. For EPS growth, Bank of Montreal has seen a growth of 2.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 4.79%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 5.50% over the last five years and could be 3.73% for the next five years. Bank of Montreal has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 10.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -2.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.11%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 14.12%.

Since the IPO date for Bank of Montreal on the 10/27/1994, Bank of Montreal has seen performance year to date to be 22.77%. With Bank of Montreal trading at 67.1, the dividend yield is 3.92%, and the EPS is 5.21.

So could Bank of Montreal, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 12.88. The PEG is 3.45, P/S is 4 and the P/B is at 1.54. The P/cash is 0.23, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Bank of Montreal 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 0.13, and total debt/equity at 0.13.

In terms of margins, Bank of Montreal has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 64.10% and a profit margin of 31.00%.Payout ratio for Bank of Montreal is 49.70%. Return on assets come to 0.60% with return on investment coming to 18.30%.

Insider ownership for Bank of Montreal, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 54.10%. Outstanding shares are at 645.73. While shares float is 644.09. The float short is currently 1.26%, and short ratio is 13.52.

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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