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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 63.99 (0.55% today). The market cap for Celanese Corporation is 9285.08, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Chemicals – Major Diversified industry. The target price for Celanese Corporation is 74.81. Currently Celanese Corporation is trading with a P/E of 28.06, and a forward P/E of 9.13. Average volume for Celanese Corporation is 1008.6 and so far today it is 641961.

Performance in the last year for Celanese Corporation has been 1.87%. For EPS growth, Celanese Corporation has seen a growth of -50.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 6.56%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -5.70% over the last five years and could be 8.72% for the next five years. Celanese Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -8.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 11.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.93%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -1.95%.

Since the IPO date for Celanese Corporation on the 1/21/2005, Celanese Corporation has seen performance year to date to be -3.97%. With Celanese Corporation trading at 63.99, the dividend yield is 2.26%, and the EPS is 2.27.

So could Celanese Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 28.06. The PEG is 3.22, P/S is 1.69 and the P/B is at 3.58. The P/cash is 12.06, with P/free cash flow at 21.3.

Celanese Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.3, and the quick ratio is 1.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.95, and total debt/equity at 0.99.

In terms of margins, Celanese Corporation has a gross margin of 23.40%, an operating margin of 7.50% and a profit margin of 6.20%.Payout ratio for Celanese Corporation is 54.80%. Return on assets come to 4.00% with return on investment coming to 2.30%.

Insider ownership for Celanese Corporation, is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 145.9. While shares float is 143.99. The float short is currently 1.82%, and short ratio is 2.6.

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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