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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC)?

The company in question is, Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) currently with a stock price of 32.59 (1.53% today). The market cap for Hancock Holding Company is 2498.34, and is in the sector Financial, and Regional – Southeast Banks industry. The target price for Hancock Holding Company is 31.84. Currently Hancock Holding Company is trading with a P/E of 23.83, and a forward P/E of 13.65. Average volume for Hancock Holding Company is 658.7 and so far today it is 134768.

Performance in the last year for Hancock Holding Company has been 24.32%. For EPS growth, Hancock Holding Company has seen a growth of -21.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 30.02%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 3.20% over the last five years and could be 8.00% for the next five years. Hancock Holding Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 11.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 35.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.88%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 23.47%.

Since the IPO date for Hancock Holding Company on the 06/04/1991, Hancock Holding Company has seen performance year to date to be 30.94%. With Hancock Holding Company trading at 32.59, the dividend yield is 2.99%, and the EPS is 1.35.

So could Hancock Holding Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 23.83. The PEG is 2.98, P/S is 3.52 and the P/B is at 1.01. The P/cash is 5.35, with P/free cash flow at 13.23.

Hancock Holding Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.19, and total debt/equity at 0.19.

In terms of margins, Hancock Holding Company has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 71.20% and a profit margin of 14.80%.Payout ratio for Hancock Holding Company is 71.10%. Return on assets come to 0.50% with return on investment coming to 17.70%.

Insider ownership for Hancock Holding Company, is at 1.20% and institutional ownership comes to 83.70%. Outstanding shares are at 77.83. While shares float is 76.8. The float short is currently 8.24%, and short ratio is 9.6.

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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