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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ:SATS)?

The company in question is, EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ:SATS) currently with a stock price of 45.88 (0.70% today). The market cap for EchoStar Corp. is 4318.18, and is in the sector Technology, and Communication Equipment industry. The target price for EchoStar Corp. is 57. Currently EchoStar Corp. is trading with a P/E of 21.02, and a forward P/E of 43.14. Average volume for EchoStar Corp. is 185.65 and so far today it is 77569.

Performance in the last year for EchoStar Corp. has been 3.24%. For EPS growth, EchoStar Corp. has seen a growth of -1.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -40.67%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -6.10% over the last five years and could be 5.00% for the next five years. EchoStar Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -4.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 64.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is 13.50%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 15.13%.

Since the IPO date for EchoStar Corp. on the 01/02/2008, EchoStar Corp. has seen performance year to date to be 16.49%. With EchoStar Corp. trading at 45.88, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 2.17.

So could EchoStar Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 21.02. The PEG is 4.2, P/S is 1.38 and the P/B is at 1.11. The P/cash is 2.86, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

EchoStar Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 4.3, and the quick ratio is 4.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.56, and total debt/equity at 0.57.

In terms of margins, EchoStar Corp. has a gross margin of 42.60%, an operating margin of 11.20% and a profit margin of 6.50%.Payout ratio for EchoStar Corp. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 2.80% with return on investment coming to 4.60%.

Insider ownership for EchoStar Corp., is at 1.50% and institutional ownership comes to 91.60%. Outstanding shares are at 94.78. While shares float is 45.38. The float short is currently 1.55%, and short ratio is 3.78.

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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