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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) ?

The company in question is, Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) currently with a stock price of 58.74 (1.21% today). The market cap for Carnival plc is 42885.49, and is in the sector Services, and General Entertainment industry. The target price for Carnival plc is 44. Currently Carnival plc is trading with a P/E of 14.5, and a forward P/E of 13.63. Average volume for Carnival plc is 348.17 and so far today it is 335300.

Performance in the last year for Carnival plc has been 15.78%. For EPS growth, Carnival plc has seen a growth of 64.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 16.49%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 9.00% over the last five years and could be 13.40% for the next five years. Carnival plc has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 3.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 161.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.94%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 16.32%.

Since the IPO date for Carnival plc on the 10/23/2000, Carnival plc has seen performance year to date to be 15.49%. With Carnival plc trading at 58.74, the dividend yield is 2.38%, and the EPS is 4.05.

So could Carnival plc, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 14.5. The PEG is 1.08, P/S is 2.59 and the P/B is at 1.88. The P/cash is 98.14, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Carnival plc ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.2, and the quick ratio is 0.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.34, and total debt/equity at 0.4.

In terms of margins, Carnival plc has a gross margin of 54.30%, an operating margin of 18.20% and a profit margin of 18.10%.Payout ratio for Carnival plc is 33.20%. Return on assets come to 7.60% with return on investment coming to 9.40%.

Insider ownership for Carnival plc, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 3.80%. Outstanding shares are at 730.09. While shares float is 162.45. The float short is currently 0.56%, and short ratio is 2.62.

Graphs: Carnival plc NYSE: CUK | Friday April 21, 2017

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