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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Flowserve Corp. (NYSE:FLS)?

The company in question is, Flowserve Corp. (NYSE:FLS) currently with a stock price of 43.53 (-0.37% today). The market cap for Flowserve Corp. is 5833.93, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Diversified Machinery industry. The target price for Flowserve Corp. is 46.07. Currently Flowserve Corp. is trading with a P/E of 21.93, and a forward P/E of 17.03. Average volume for Flowserve Corp. is 1041.01 and so far today it is 921559.

Performance in the last year for Flowserve Corp. has been 1.47%. For EPS growth, Flowserve Corp. has seen a growth of -46.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 6.17%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -2.70% over the last five years and could be 8.58% for the next five years. Flowserve Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -11.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -13.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is -7.98%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -3.15%.

Since the IPO date for Flowserve Corp. on the 3/26/1990, Flowserve Corp. has seen performance year to date to be 5.08%. With Flowserve Corp. trading at 43.53, the dividend yield is 1.74%, and the EPS is 1.99.

So could Flowserve Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 21.93. The PEG is 2.56, P/S is 1.34 and the P/B is at 3.27. The P/cash is 21.93, with P/free cash flow at 28.97.

Flowserve Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2, and the quick ratio is 1.1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.89, and total debt/equity at 0.93.

In terms of margins, Flowserve Corp. has a gross margin of 33.00%, an operating margin of 10.90% and a profit margin of 6.10%.Payout ratio for Flowserve Corp. is 36.90%. Return on assets come to 5.30% with return on investment coming to 11.50%.

Insider ownership for Flowserve Corp., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 99.00%. Outstanding shares are at 133.53. While shares float is 129.65. The float short is currently 5.62%, and short ratio is 7.

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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