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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 78.31 (-0.97% today). The market cap for Eli Lilly and Company is 89132.65, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Drug Manufacturers РMajor industry. The target price for Eli Lilly and Company is 96.7. Currently Eli Lilly and Company is trading with a P/E of 34.09, and a forward P/E of 19.33. Average volume for Eli Lilly and Company is 3881 and so far today it is 297114.

Performance in the last year for Eli Lilly and Company has been -0.75%. For EPS growth, Eli Lilly and Company has seen a growth of 1.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 13.96%. 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 -1.88%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 1.75%.

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 -4.26%. With Eli Lilly and Company trading at 78.31, the dividend yield is 2.58%, and the EPS is 2.32.

So could Eli Lilly and Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 34.09. The PEG is 2.61, P/S is 4.33 and the P/B is at 5.71. The P/cash is 22.65, 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 1127.12. While shares float is 1101.58. The float short is currently 0.68%, 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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