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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY)?

The company in question is, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) currently with a stock price of 78.01 (-0.55% today). The market cap for Eli Lilly and Company is 86895.34, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Drug Manufacturers – Major industry. The target price for Eli Lilly and Company is 96.7. Currently Eli Lilly and Company is trading with a P/E of 33.63, and a forward P/E of 19.07. Average volume for Eli Lilly and Company is 3892.74 and so far today it is 2789100.

Performance in the last year for Eli Lilly and Company has been -1.25%. For EPS growth, Eli Lilly and Company has seen a growth of 1.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 13.99%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -13.20% over the last five years and could be 13.06% for the next five years. Eli Lilly and Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 8.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 25.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.05%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 1.20%.

Since the IPO date for Eli Lilly and Company on the 6/1/1972, Eli Lilly and Company has seen performance year to date to be -5.55%. With Eli Lilly and Company trading at 78.01, the dividend yield is 2.62%, and the EPS is 2.32.

So could Eli Lilly and Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 33.63. The PEG is 2.57, P/S is 4.22 and the P/B is at 5.64. The P/cash is 22.08, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Eli Lilly and Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 1.1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.59, and total debt/equity at 0.64.

In terms of margins, Eli Lilly and Company has a gross margin of 73.70%, an operating margin of 14.60% and a profit margin of 12.00%.Payout ratio for Eli Lilly and Company is 91.20%. Return on assets come to 6.90% with return on investment coming to 9.50%.

Insider ownership for Eli Lilly and Company, is at 11.40% and institutional ownership comes to 77.10%. Outstanding shares are at 1113.9. While shares float is 1101.58. The float short is currently 0.77%, and short ratio is 2.19.

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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