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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Esterline Technologies Corp. (NYSE:ESL)?

The company in question is, Esterline Technologies Corp. (NYSE:ESL) currently with a stock price of 72.5 (0.49% today). The market cap for Esterline Technologies Corp. is 2130.59, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry. The target price for Esterline Technologies Corp. is 77. Currently Esterline Technologies Corp. is trading with a P/E of 25.34, and a forward P/E of 13.75. Average volume for Esterline Technologies Corp. is 199.58 and so far today it is 30572.

Performance in the last year for Esterline Technologies Corp. has been -3.19%. For EPS growth, Esterline Technologies Corp. has seen a growth of -39.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 16.31%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -6.20% over the last five years and could be 11.25% for the next five years. Esterline Technologies Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 31.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.90%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.11%.

Since the IPO date for Esterline Technologies Corp. on the 05/03/1973, Esterline Technologies Corp. has seen performance year to date to be -10.93%. With Esterline Technologies Corp. trading at 72.5, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 2.85.

So could Esterline Technologies Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 25.34. The PEG is 2.25, P/S is 1.2 and the P/B is at 1.35. The P/cash is 8.96, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Esterline Technologies Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.8, and the quick ratio is 1.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.55, and total debt/equity at 0.56.

In terms of margins, Esterline Technologies Corp. has a gross margin of 32.60%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for Esterline Technologies Corp. is *TBA. Return on assets come to *TBA with return on investment coming to 5.20%.

Insider ownership for Esterline Technologies Corp., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 90.10%. Outstanding shares are at 29.53. While shares float is 29.25. The float short is currently 2.44%, and short ratio is 3.57.

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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