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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Core Laboratories NV (NYSE:CLB)?

The company in question is, Core Laboratories NV (NYSE:CLB) currently with a stock price of 111.7 (-0.84% today). The market cap for Core Laboratories NV is 4952.09, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry. The target price for Core Laboratories NV is 123.94. Currently Core Laboratories NV is trading with a P/E of 59.82, and a forward P/E of 49.65. Average volume for Core Laboratories NV is 486.37 and so far today it is 132231.

Performance in the last year for Core Laboratories NV has been -4.35%. For EPS growth, Core Laboratories NV has seen a growth of -53.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 47.24%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -2.30% over the last five years and could be 10.41% for the next five years. Core Laboratories NV has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -27.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -52.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.84%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -0.94%.

Since the IPO date for Core Laboratories NV on the 9/21/1995, Core Laboratories NV has seen performance year to date to be 5.12%. With Core Laboratories NV trading at 111.7, the dividend yield is 1.95%, and the EPS is 1.88.

So could Core Laboratories NV, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 59.82. The PEG is 5.75, P/S is 7.26 and the P/B is at 30.12. The P/cash is 334.6, with P/free cash flow at 87.8.

Core Laboratories NV ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2, and the quick ratio is 1.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.29, and total debt/equity at 1.29.

In terms of margins, Core Laboratories NV has a gross margin of 30.10%, an operating margin of 16.70% and a profit margin of 11.80%.Payout ratio for Core Laboratories NV is 116.40%. Return on assets come to 13.30% with return on investment coming to 31.70%.

Insider ownership for Core Laboratories NV, is at 1.40% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 43.96. While shares float is 43.48. The float short is currently 12.99%, and short ratio is 11.61.

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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