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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Big Lots Inc. (NYSE:BIG)?

The company in question is, Big Lots Inc. (NYSE:BIG) currently with a stock price of 44.87 (-0.77% today). The market cap for Big Lots Inc. is 2003.7, and is in the sector Services, and Discount, Variety Stores industry. The target price for Big Lots Inc. is 54.27. Currently Big Lots Inc. is trading with a P/E of 14.21, and a forward P/E of 11.54. Average volume for Big Lots Inc. is 1058.29 and so far today it is 323544.

Performance in the last year for Big Lots Inc. has been -2.41%. For EPS growth, Big Lots Inc. has seen a growth of 14.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.05%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -0.20% over the last five years and could be 12.91% for the next five years. Big Lots Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -0.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 46.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -9.90%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -2.35%.

Since the IPO date for Big Lots Inc. on the 6/20/1985, Big Lots Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 18.87%. With Big Lots Inc. trading at 44.87, the dividend yield is 1.86%, and the EPS is 3.18.

So could Big Lots Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 14.21. The PEG is 1.1, P/S is 0.38 and the P/B is at 3.69. The P/cash is 34.31, with P/free cash flow at 9.82.

Big Lots Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 0.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.47, and total debt/equity at 0.47.

In terms of margins, Big Lots Inc. has a gross margin of 40.10%, an operating margin of 4.90% and a profit margin of 3.00%.Payout ratio for Big Lots Inc. is 25.00%. Return on assets come to 9.10% with return on investment coming to 19.40%.

Insider ownership for Big Lots Inc., is at 1.00% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 44.31. While shares float is 44.17. The float short is currently 30.83%, and short ratio is 12.87.

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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