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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS)?

The company in question is, FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) currently with a stock price of 155.22 (0.02% today). The market cap for FactSet Research Systems Inc. is 6373.65, and is in the sector Technology, and Information & Delivery Services industry. The target price for FactSet Research Systems Inc. is 160. Currently FactSet Research Systems Inc. is trading with a P/E of 18.87, and a forward P/E of 20.03. Average volume for FactSet Research Systems Inc. is 339.1 and so far today it is 127317.

Performance in the last year for FactSet Research Systems Inc. has been -3.07%. For EPS growth, FactSet Research Systems Inc. has seen a growth of 43.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.01%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 17.80% over the last five years and could be 9.83% for the next five years. FactSet Research Systems Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 9.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 139.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is -9.68%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -1.85%.

Since the IPO date for FactSet Research Systems Inc. on the 6/28/1996, FactSet Research Systems Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -3.68%. With FactSet Research Systems Inc. trading at 155.22, the dividend yield is 1.29%, and the EPS is 8.23.

So could FactSet Research Systems Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 18.87. The PEG is 1.92, P/S is 5.65 and the P/B is at 12.2. The P/cash is 25.23, with P/free cash flow at 30.47.

FactSet Research Systems Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.3, and the quick ratio is 2.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.58, and total debt/equity at 0.58.

In terms of margins, FactSet Research Systems Inc. has a gross margin of 56.80%, an operating margin of 41.00% and a profit margin of 30.10%.Payout ratio for FactSet Research Systems Inc. is 22.70%. Return on assets come to 33.10% with return on investment coming to 41.60%.

Insider ownership for FactSet Research Systems Inc., is at 2.10% and institutional ownership comes to 95.80%. Outstanding shares are at 41.07. While shares float is 40.42. The float short is currently 7.89%, and short ratio is 9.4.

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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