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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for CalAtlantic Group, Inc. (NYSE:CAA)?

The company in question is, CalAtlantic Group, Inc. (NYSE:CAA) currently with a stock price of 32.29 (-0.09% today). The market cap for CalAtlantic Group, Inc. is 3868.38, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Residential Construction industry. The target price for CalAtlantic Group, Inc. is 42.35. Currently CalAtlantic Group, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 12.06, and a forward P/E of 7.88. Average volume for CalAtlantic Group, Inc. is 1315.97 and so far today it is 887460.

Performance in the last year for CalAtlantic Group, Inc. has been -19.84%. For EPS growth, CalAtlantic Group, Inc. has seen a growth of 1.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 18.44%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 67.90% over the last five years and could be 17.90% for the next five years. CalAtlantic Group, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 126.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -9.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is -7.74%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -5.87%.

Since the IPO date for CalAtlantic Group, Inc. on the 12/30/1987, CalAtlantic Group, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -14.47%. With CalAtlantic Group, Inc. trading at 32.29, the dividend yield is 0.50%, and the EPS is 2.68.

So could CalAtlantic Group, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 12.06. The PEG is 0.67, P/S is 0.75 and the P/B is at 0.95. The P/cash is 13.44, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

CalAtlantic Group, Inc. 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 0.92, and total debt/equity at 0.96.

In terms of margins, CalAtlantic Group, Inc. has a gross margin of 22.30%, an operating margin of 9.70% and a profit margin of 5.80%.Payout ratio for CalAtlantic Group, Inc. is 4.20%. Return on assets come to 4.00% with return on investment coming to 2.80%.

Insider ownership for CalAtlantic Group, Inc., is at 1.10% and institutional ownership comes to 26.40%. Outstanding shares are at 119.69. While shares float is 116.8. The float short is currently 9.99%, and short ratio is 8.86.

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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