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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP)?

The company in question is, Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP) currently with a stock price of 27.29 (-0.26% today). The market cap for Great Plains Energy Incorporated is 5632.06, and is in the sector Utilities, and Electric Utilities industry. The target price for Great Plains Energy Incorporated is 30.86. Currently Great Plains Energy Incorporated is trading with a P/E of 20.51, and a forward P/E of 15.51. Average volume for Great Plains Energy Incorporated is 3336.5 and so far today it is 1362350.

Performance in the last year for Great Plains Energy Incorporated has been 3.55%. For EPS growth, Great Plains Energy Incorporated has seen a growth of -12.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 2.26%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -2.30% over the last five years and could be 8.00% for the next five years. Great Plains Energy Incorporated has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 10.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -28.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.64%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -5.66%.

Since the IPO date for Great Plains Energy Incorporated on the 11/05/1987, Great Plains Energy Incorporated has seen performance year to date to be 2.92%. With Great Plains Energy Incorporated trading at 27.29, the dividend yield is 3.84%, and the EPS is 1.33.

So could Great Plains Energy Incorporated, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 20.51. The PEG is 2.56, P/S is 2.18 and the P/B is at 1.16. The P/cash is 782.23, with P/free cash flow at 92.48.

Great Plains Energy Incorporated ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.5, and the quick ratio is 0.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.96, and total debt/equity at 1.19.

In terms of margins, Great Plains Energy Incorporated has a gross margin of 92.60%, an operating margin of 23.70% and a profit margin of 8.00%.Payout ratio for Great Plains Energy Incorporated is 77.20%. Return on assets come to 1.90% with return on investment coming to 5.20%.

Insider ownership for Great Plains Energy Incorporated, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 61.80%. Outstanding shares are at 205.85. While shares float is 205.85. The float short is currently 3.07%, and short ratio is 1.9.

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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