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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA (NYSE:FMS)?

The company in question is, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA (NYSE:FMS) currently with a stock price of 44.72 (-1.00% today). The market cap for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA is 28732.6, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Specialized Health Services industry. The target price for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA is 48.5. Currently Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA is trading with a P/E of 24.79, and a forward P/E of 19.52. Average volume for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA is 183.17 and so far today it is 143200.

Performance in the last year for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has been 18.36%. For EPS growth, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has seen a growth of -2.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 14.15%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 15.90% over the last five years and could be 9.80% for the next five years. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 21.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.90%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.58%.

Since the IPO date for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA on the 9/17/1996, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has seen performance year to date to be 7.98%. With Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA trading at 44.72, the dividend yield is 1.01%, and the EPS is 1.8.

So could Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 24.79. The PEG is 2.53, P/S is 1.67 and the P/B is at 2.68. The P/cash is 39.76, with P/free cash flow at 30.45.

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 1.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.76, and total debt/equity at 0.89.

In terms of margins, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA has a gross margin of 32.40%, an operating margin of 14.30% and a profit margin of 6.40%.Payout ratio for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA is 22.20%. Return on assets come to 4.30% with return on investment coming to 9.10%.

Insider ownership for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, is at 35.70% and institutional ownership comes to 2.30%. Outstanding shares are at 642.5. While shares float is 615.34. The float short is currently 0.15%, and short ratio is 5.19.

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