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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP)?

The company in question is, Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) currently with a stock price of 78.36 (0.52% today). The market cap for Eagle Materials Inc. is 3863.7, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Cement industry. The target price for Eagle Materials Inc. is 87.53. Currently Eagle Materials Inc. is trading with a P/E of 24.09, and a forward P/E of 15.05. Average volume for Eagle Materials Inc. is 626.81 and so far today it is 135514.

Performance in the last year for Eagle Materials Inc. has been 15.42%. For EPS growth, Eagle Materials Inc. has seen a growth of -17.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 19.46%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 55.50% over the last five years and could be 8.00% for the next five years. Eagle Materials Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 24.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.99%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 9.54%.

Since the IPO date for Eagle Materials Inc. on the 04/12/1994, Eagle Materials Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 29.53%. With Eagle Materials Inc. trading at 78.36, the dividend yield is 0.51%, and the EPS is 3.24.

So could Eagle Materials Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 24.09. The PEG is 3.01, P/S is 3.34 and the P/B is at 3.54. The P/cash is 419.97, with P/free cash flow at 18.58.

Eagle Materials Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 3.3, and the quick ratio is 1.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.46, and total debt/equity at 0.47.

In terms of margins, Eagle Materials Inc. has a gross margin of 21.00%, an operating margin of 19.90% and a profit margin of 13.90%.Payout ratio for Eagle Materials Inc. is 12.20%. Return on assets come to 8.50% with return on investment coming to 9.90%.

Insider ownership for Eagle Materials Inc., is at 1.30% and institutional ownership comes to 92.90%. Outstanding shares are at 49.56. While shares float is 46.26. The float short is currently 3.68%, and short ratio is 2.72.

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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