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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT)?

The company in question is, Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT) currently with a stock price of 96.1 (0.69% today). The market cap for Elbit Systems Ltd. is 4099.15, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry. The target price for Elbit Systems Ltd. is 47. Currently Elbit Systems Ltd. is trading with a P/E of 18.63, and a forward P/E of *TBA. Average volume for Elbit Systems Ltd. is 25.46 and so far today it is 18764.

Performance in the last year for Elbit Systems Ltd. has been 27.93%. For EPS growth, Elbit Systems Ltd. has seen a growth of 18.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to *TBA. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 2.30% over the last five years and could be 10.90% for the next five years. Elbit Systems Ltd. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 7.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 19.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.39%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.04%.

Since the IPO date for Elbit Systems Ltd. on the 11/27/1996, Elbit Systems Ltd. has seen performance year to date to be 9.40%. With Elbit Systems Ltd. trading at 96.1, the dividend yield is 1.68%, and the EPS is 5.12.

So could Elbit Systems Ltd., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 18.63. The PEG is 1.71, P/S is 1.29 and the P/B is at 2.77. The P/cash is 21.98, with P/free cash flow at 35.22.

Elbit Systems Ltd. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 0.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.22, and total debt/equity at 0.33.

In terms of margins, Elbit Systems Ltd. has a gross margin of 29.10%, an operating margin of 8.70% and a profit margin of 6.90%.Payout ratio for Elbit Systems Ltd. is 28.10%. Return on assets come to 5.30% with return on investment coming to 11.70%.

Insider ownership for Elbit Systems Ltd., is at 45.70% and institutional ownership comes to 6.20%. Outstanding shares are at 42.95. While shares float is 23.15. The float short is currently 0.08%, and short ratio is 0.77.

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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