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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC)?

The company in question is, Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) currently with a stock price of 30.48 (-0.55% today). The market cap for Equity Commonwealth is 3832.17, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Office industry. The target price for Equity Commonwealth is 33. Currently Equity Commonwealth is trading with a P/E of 22.94, and a forward P/E of 255.42. Average volume for Equity Commonwealth is 940.4 and so far today it is 253379.

Performance in the last year for Equity Commonwealth has been 6.02%. For EPS growth, Equity Commonwealth has seen a growth of 356.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 33.33%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 36.70% over the last five years and could be -6.50% for the next five years. Equity Commonwealth has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -28.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 596.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.15%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.49%.

Since the IPO date for Equity Commonwealth on the 01/05/1988, Equity Commonwealth has seen performance year to date to be 10.53%. With Equity Commonwealth trading at 30.48, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 1.34.

So could Equity Commonwealth, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 22.94. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 6.6 and the P/B is at 1.25. The P/cash is 2.16, with P/free cash flow at 25.31.

Equity Commonwealth ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.51, and total debt/equity at 0.51.

In terms of margins, Equity Commonwealth has a gross margin of 57.60%, an operating margin of 13.90% and a profit margin of 29.30%.Payout ratio for Equity Commonwealth is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 3.30% with return on investment coming to 2.70%.

Insider ownership for Equity Commonwealth, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 94.00%. Outstanding shares are at 125.03. While shares float is 124.32. The float short is currently 1.93%, and short ratio is 2.55.

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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