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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Holly Energy Partners L.P (NYSE:HEP)?

The company in question is, Holly Energy Partners L.P (NYSE:HEP) currently with a stock price of 33.6 (-0.91% today). The market cap for Holly Energy Partners L.P is 2012.22, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Oil & Gas Pipelines industry. The target price for Holly Energy Partners L.P is 38.17. Currently Holly Energy Partners L.P is trading with a P/E of 18.1, and a forward P/E of 16.33. Average volume for Holly Energy Partners L.P is 100.17 and so far today it is 25349.

Performance in the last year for Holly Energy Partners L.P has been 8.33%. For EPS growth, Holly Energy Partners L.P has seen a growth of 33.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.76%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -4.20% over the last five years and could be 9.05% for the next five years. Holly Energy Partners L.P has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 13.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 30.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.66%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.46%.

Since the IPO date for Holly Energy Partners L.P on the 07/08/2004, Holly Energy Partners L.P has seen performance year to date to be 15.03%. With Holly Energy Partners L.P trading at 33.6, the dividend yield is 6.90%, and the EPS is 1.87.

So could Holly Energy Partners L.P, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 18.1. The PEG is 2, P/S is 5.26 and the P/B is at 4.61. The P/cash is 410.66, with P/free cash flow at 38.55.

Holly Energy Partners L.P ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 2.5, and total debt/equity at 2.5.

In terms of margins, Holly Energy Partners L.P has a gross margin of 72.80%, an operating margin of 52.40% and a profit margin of 28.80%.Payout ratio for Holly Energy Partners L.P is 121.70%. Return on assets come to 7.10% with return on investment coming to 12.50%.

Insider ownership for Holly Energy Partners L.P, is at 39.14% and institutional ownership comes to 42.60%. Outstanding shares are at 59.34. While shares float is 36.05. The float short is currently 2.23%, and short ratio is 8.01.

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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