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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN)?

The company in question is, Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) currently with a stock price of 15.89 (-0.72% today). The market cap for Huntsman Corporation is 3756.16, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Chemicals – Major Diversified industry. The target price for Huntsman Corporation is 19.63. Currently Huntsman Corporation is trading with a P/E of 18.89, and a forward P/E of 8.04. Average volume for Huntsman Corporation is 3489.3 and so far today it is 1094706.

Performance in the last year for Huntsman Corporation has been 33.61%. For EPS growth, Huntsman Corporation has seen a growth of -70.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 19.53%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 54.00% over the last five years and could be 7.00% for the next five years. Huntsman Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -7.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 193.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.91%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 16.92%.

Since the IPO date for Huntsman Corporation on the 2/14/2005, Huntsman Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 44.51%. With Huntsman Corporation trading at 15.89, the dividend yield is 3.13%, and the EPS is 0.85.

So could Huntsman Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 18.89. The PEG is 2.7, P/S is 0.38 and the P/B is at 2.47. The P/cash is 10.07, with P/free cash flow at 23.19.

Huntsman Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.2, and the quick ratio is 1.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 3.04, and total debt/equity at 3.11.

In terms of margins, Huntsman Corporation has a gross margin of 17.40%, an operating margin of 4.90% and a profit margin of 2.00%.Payout ratio for Huntsman Corporation is 59.00%. Return on assets come to 2.00% with return on investment coming to 5.30%.

Insider ownership for Huntsman Corporation, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 69.10%. Outstanding shares are at 234.76. While shares float is 198.02. The float short is currently 4.27%, and short ratio is 2.43.

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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