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

The company in question is, Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) currently with a stock price of 89.5 (1.96% today). The market cap for Celanese Corporation is 12593.55, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Chemicals – Major Diversified industry. The target price for Celanese Corporation is 94.78. Currently Celanese Corporation is trading with a P/E of 14.48, and a forward P/E of 11.15. Average volume for Celanese Corporation is 1026.93 and so far today it is 1253500.

Performance in the last year for Celanese Corporation has been 27.61%. For EPS growth, Celanese Corporation has seen a growth of 208.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.67%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 18.20% over the last five years and could be 9.67% for the next five years. Celanese Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -1.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 155.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.92%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 17.17%.

Since the IPO date for Celanese Corporation on the 1/21/2005, Celanese Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 14.13%. With Celanese Corporation trading at 89.5, the dividend yield is 1.61%, and the EPS is 6.18.

So could Celanese Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 14.48. The PEG is 1.5, P/S is 2.34 and the P/B is at 4.91. The P/cash is 18.85, with P/free cash flow at 28.24.

Celanese Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.3, and the quick ratio is 1.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.12, and total debt/equity at 1.16.

In terms of margins, Celanese Corporation has a gross margin of 26.10%, an operating margin of 16.60% and a profit margin of 16.70%.Payout ratio for Celanese Corporation is 22.30%. Return on assets come to *TBA with return on investment coming to 13.80%.

Insider ownership for Celanese Corporation, is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 140.71. While shares float is 140.02. The float short is currently 2.27%, and short ratio is 3.1.

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