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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE:ELS)?

The company in question is, Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE:ELS) currently with a stock price of 74.75 (-0.31% today). The market cap for Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. is 6382.3, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT РResidential industry. The target price for Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. is 78.4. Currently Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 40.44, and a forward P/E of 36.05. Average volume for Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. is 397.84 and so far today it is 235713.

Performance in the last year for Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. has been 27.12%. For EPS growth, Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. has seen a growth of 8.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.34%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 19.70% over the last five years and could be 4.90% for the next five years. Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 11.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.19%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 2.75%.

Since the IPO date for Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. on the 2/25/1993, Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 14.41%. With Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. trading at 74.75, the dividend yield is 2.27%, and the EPS is 1.85.

So could Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 40.44. The PEG is 8.25, P/S is 7.65 and the P/B is at 7.39. The P/cash is 91.7, with P/free cash flow at 414.43.

Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. 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 2.47, and total debt/equity at 2.47.

In terms of margins, Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. has a gross margin of 52.30%, an operating margin of 32.50% and a profit margin of 18.90%.Payout ratio for Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. is 85.70%. Return on assets come to 4.60% with return on investment coming to 8.40%.

Insider ownership for Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc., is at 4.10% and institutional ownership comes to 99.20%. Outstanding shares are at 85.12. While shares float is 79.59. The float short is currently 1.31%, and short ratio is 2.62.

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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