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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR)?

The company in question is, Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) currently with a stock price of 21.24 (0.62% today). The market cap for Bruker Corporation is 3428.05, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Medical Laboratories & Research industry. The target price for Bruker Corporation is 25.93. Currently Bruker Corporation is trading with a P/E of 31.7, and a forward P/E of 19.35. Average volume for Bruker Corporation is 793.78 and so far today it is 184159.

Performance in the last year for Bruker Corporation has been 21.62%. For EPS growth, Bruker Corporation has seen a growth of 79.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.32%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 0.90% over the last five years and could be 11.28% for the next five years. Bruker Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -6.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -30.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.16%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -13.82%.

Since the IPO date for Bruker Corporation on the 08/04/2000, Bruker Corporation has seen performance year to date to be -12.60%. With Bruker Corporation trading at 21.24, the dividend yield is 0.76%, and the EPS is 0.67.

So could Bruker Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 31.7. The PEG is 2.81, P/S is 2.11 and the P/B is at 5.14. The P/cash is 8.15, with P/free cash flow at 21.86.

Bruker Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.3, and the quick ratio is 1.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.49, and total debt/equity at 0.52.

In terms of margins, Bruker Corporation has a gross margin of 44.20%, an operating margin of 9.50% and a profit margin of 6.90%.Payout ratio for Bruker Corporation is 11.90%. Return on assets come to 6.30% with return on investment coming to 12.40%.

Insider ownership for Bruker Corporation, is at 32.80% and institutional ownership comes to 71.20%. Outstanding shares are at 162.39. While shares float is 105.71. The float short is currently 2.94%, and short ratio is 3.92.

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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