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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for CST Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CST)?

The company in question is, CST Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CST) currently with a stock price of 47.99 (0.01% today). The market cap for CST Brands, Inc. is 3638.12, and is in the sector Services, and Specialty Retail, Other industry. The target price for CST Brands, Inc. is 46.01. Currently CST Brands, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 23.35, and a forward P/E of 25.22. Average volume for CST Brands, Inc. is 1300.23 and so far today it is 230601.

Performance in the last year for CST Brands, Inc. has been 41.99%. For EPS growth, CST Brands, Inc. has seen a growth of -25.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 17.91%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -5.20% over the last five years and could be 3.48% for the next five years. CST Brands, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -5.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 9.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.74%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 16.80%.

Since the IPO date for CST Brands, Inc. on the 4/17/2013, CST Brands, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 23.00%. With CST Brands, Inc. trading at 47.99, the dividend yield is 0.52%, and the EPS is 2.06.

So could CST Brands, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 23.35. The PEG is 6.72, P/S is 0.33 and the P/B is at 3.75. The P/cash is 18.56, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

CST Brands, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.45, and total debt/equity at 1.84.

In terms of margins, CST Brands, Inc. has a gross margin of 13.40%, an operating margin of 2.60% and a profit margin of 1.40%.Payout ratio for CST Brands, Inc. is 12.10%. Return on assets come to 3.80% with return on investment coming to 7.60%.

Insider ownership for CST Brands, Inc., is at 1.60% and institutional ownership comes to 93.90%. Outstanding shares are at 75.81. While shares float is 74.24. The float short is currently 3.38%, and short ratio is 1.93.

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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