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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF)?

The company in question is, Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) currently with a stock price of 47.67 (2.23% today). The market cap for Greif, Inc. is 2506.83, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Packaging & Containers industry. The target price for Greif, Inc. is 46.75. Currently Greif, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 28.31, and a forward P/E of 16.36. Average volume for Greif, Inc. is 224.31 and so far today it is 44929.

Performance in the last year for Greif, Inc. has been 34.29%. For EPS growth, Greif, Inc. has seen a growth of -21.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 16.04%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -19.00% over the last five years and could be 8.67% for the next five years. Greif, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -9.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 436.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.57%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 34.48%.

Since the IPO date for Greif, Inc. on the 2/28/1996, Greif, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 56.79%. With Greif, Inc. trading at 47.67, the dividend yield is 3.60%, and the EPS is 1.65.

So could Greif, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 28.31. The PEG is 3.27, P/S is 0.75 and the P/B is at 2.27. The P/cash is 26.58, with P/free cash flow at 29.88.

Greif, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.77, and total debt/equity at 1.13.

In terms of margins, Greif, Inc. has a gross margin of 20.10%, an operating margin of 6.10% and a profit margin of 2.40%.Payout ratio for Greif, Inc. is 102.00%. Return on assets come to 2.40% with return on investment coming to 6.60%.

Insider ownership for Greif, Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 91.30%. Outstanding shares are at 53.76. While shares float is 30.66. The float short is currently 5.66%, and short ratio is 7.73.

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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