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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI)?

The company in question is,¬†Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI)¬†currently with a stock price of 87.36 (0.08% today). The market cap for Carter’s, Inc. is 4386.32, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Textile – Apparel Clothing industry. The target price for Carter’s, Inc. is 107.75. Currently Carter’s, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 18.76, and a forward P/E of 15.46. Average volume for Carter’s, Inc. is 743.49 and so far today it is 215584.

Performance in the last year for Carter’s, Inc. has been -2.15%. For EPS growth, Carter’s, Inc. has seen a growth of 24.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.49%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 12.80% over the last five years and could be 13.50% for the next five years. Carter’s, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -50.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -56.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is -8.13%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -11.50%.

Since the IPO date for Carter’s, Inc. on the 10/28/2003, Carter’s, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -0.97%. With Carter’s, Inc. trading at 87.36, the dividend yield is 1.51%, and the EPS is 4.65.

So could Carter’s, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 18.76. The PEG is 1.39, P/S is 1.42 and the P/B is at 5.71. The P/cash is 21.39, with P/free cash flow at 21.19.

Carter’s, Inc.¬†ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 3.8, and the quick ratio is 1.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.76, and total debt/equity at 0.76.

In terms of margins, Carter’s, Inc. has a gross margin of 42.30%, an operating margin of 13.10% and a profit margin of 7.80%.Payout ratio for Carter’s, Inc. is 23.40%. Return on assets come to 12.30% with return on investment coming to 18.10%.

Insider ownership for Carter’s, Inc., is at 0.70% and institutional ownership comes to 93.30%. Outstanding shares are at 50.25. While shares float is 49.11. The float short is currently 4.80%, and short ratio is 3.17.

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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