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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CNO)?

The company in question is, CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CNO) currently with a stock price of 15.75 (2.07% today). The market cap for CNO Financial Group, Inc. is 2731.73, and is in the sector Financial, and Accident & Health Insurance industry. The target price for CNO Financial Group, Inc. is 18. Currently CNO Financial Group, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 10.37, and a forward P/E of 10.08. Average volume for CNO Financial Group, Inc. is 2000.04 and so far today it is 340805.

Performance in the last year for CNO Financial Group, Inc. has been -17.24%. For EPS growth, CNO Financial Group, Inc. has seen a growth of 487.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 13.91%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 10.50% over the last five years and could be 7.73% for the next five years. CNO Financial Group, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 40.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.98%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -8.96%.

Since the IPO date for CNO Financial Group, Inc. on the 09/10/2003, CNO Financial Group, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -18.13%. With CNO Financial Group, Inc. trading at 15.75, the dividend yield is 2.07%, and the EPS is 1.49.

So could CNO Financial Group, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 10.37. The PEG is 1.34, P/S is 0.7 and the P/B is at 0.62. The P/cash is 4.57, with P/free cash flow at 3.92.

CNO Financial Group, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.94, and total debt/equity at 0.94.

In terms of margins, CNO Financial Group, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 11.30% and a profit margin of 7.10%.Payout ratio for CNO Financial Group, Inc. is 19.30%. Return on assets come to 0.90% with return on investment coming to 4.40%.

Insider ownership for CNO Financial Group, Inc., is at 0.80% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 177.04. While shares float is 173.18. The float short is currently 3.44%, and short ratio is 2.98.

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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