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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 81.32 (1.14% today). The market cap for Eli Lilly and Company is 89211.04, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Drug Manufacturers – Major industry. The target price for Eli Lilly and Company is 95.67. Currently Eli Lilly and Company is trading with a P/E of 36.9, and a forward P/E of 20.14. Average volume for Eli Lilly and Company is 4144.95 and so far today it is 1539044.

Performance in the last year for Eli Lilly and Company has been -4.48%. For EPS growth, Eli Lilly and Company has seen a growth of 1.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.97%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -13.20% over the last five years and could be 12.87% for the next five years. Eli Lilly and Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -16.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.50%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.17%.

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 -3.27%. With Eli Lilly and Company trading at 81.32, the dividend yield is 2.54%, and the EPS is 2.18.

So could Eli Lilly and Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 36.9. The PEG is 2.87, P/S is 4.42 and the P/B is at 5.68. The P/cash is 29.79, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Eli Lilly and Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.5, and total debt/equity at 0.54.

In terms of margins, Eli Lilly and Company has a gross margin of 74.40%, an operating margin of 13.40% and a profit margin of 11.50%.Payout ratio for Eli Lilly and Company is 96.60%. Return on assets come to 6.50% with return on investment coming to 9.50%.

Insider ownership for Eli Lilly and Company, is at 11.60% and institutional ownership comes to 76.40%. Outstanding shares are at 1109.59. While shares float is 1102.23. The float short is currently 0.83%, and short ratio is 2.21.

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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