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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS)?

The company in question is, CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) currently with a stock price of 54.29 (-0.28% today). The market cap for CBS Corporation is 24287.32, and is in the sector Services, and Entertainment – Diversified industry. The target price for CBS Corporation is 63. Currently CBS Corporation is trading with a P/E of 17.54, and a forward P/E of 12.35. Average volume for CBS Corporation is 4064.64 and so far today it is 1636480.

Performance in the last year for CBS Corporation has been 4.64%. For EPS growth, CBS Corporation has seen a growth of 18.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 8.87%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 19.40% over the last five years and could be 17.18% for the next five years. CBS Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 10.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 30.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.26%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.48%.

Since the IPO date for CBS Corporation on the 12/5/2005, CBS Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 16.18%. With CBS Corporation trading at 54.29, the dividend yield is 1.10%, and the EPS is 3.1.

So could CBS Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 17.54. The PEG is 1.02, P/S is 1.71 and the P/B is at 4.56. The P/cash is 59.09, with P/free cash flow at 16.21.

CBS Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.5, and total debt/equity at 1.5.

In terms of margins, CBS Corporation has a gross margin of 40.00%, an operating margin of 17.80% and a profit margin of 10.50%.Payout ratio for CBS Corporation is 19.00%. Return on assets come to 6.30% with return on investment coming to 13.10%.

Insider ownership for CBS Corporation, is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 86.00%. Outstanding shares are at 446.13. While shares float is 409.97. The float short is currently 3.87%, and short ratio is 3.9.

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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