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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 – Residential 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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