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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII)?

The company in question is, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) currently with a stock price of 156.7 (0.71% today). The market cap for Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. is 7315.84, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry. The target price for Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. is 171.36. Currently Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 17.26, and a forward P/E of 15.51. Average volume for Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. is 287.29 and so far today it is 47109.

Performance in the last year for Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. has been 45.25%. For EPS growth, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. has seen a growth of 22.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -4.77%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 25.50% over the last five years and could be 9.91% for the next five years. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -2.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -12.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.85%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.19%.

Since the IPO date for Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. on the 3/22/2011, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 23.90%. With Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. trading at 156.7, the dividend yield is 1.29%, and the EPS is 9.02.

So could Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 17.26. The PEG is 1.74, P/S is 1.02 and the P/B is at 4.54. The P/cash is 8.59, with P/free cash flow at 12.75.

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.9, and the quick ratio is 1.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.79, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. has a gross margin of 19.50%, an operating margin of 10.60% and a profit margin of 6.00%.Payout ratio for Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. is 20.90%. Return on assets come to 7.20% with return on investment coming to 19.60%.

Insider ownership for Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 89.70%. Outstanding shares are at 47.02. While shares float is 45.96. The float short is currently 2.36%, and short ratio is 3.78.

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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