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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE:INGR)?

The company in question is, Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE:INGR) currently with a stock price of 133.25 (-0.22% today). The market cap for Ingredion Incorporated is 9738.47, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Processed & Packaged Goods industry. The target price for Ingredion Incorporated is 140.29. Currently Ingredion Incorporated is trading with a P/E of 21.37, and a forward P/E of 18.14. Average volume for Ingredion Incorporated is 488.55 and so far today it is 160684.

Performance in the last year for Ingredion Incorporated has been 51.14%. For EPS growth, Ingredion Incorporated has seen a growth of 16.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 8.04%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 20.10% over the last five years and could be 1.90% for the next five years. Ingredion Incorporated has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 0.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 7.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.42%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 14.32%.

Since the IPO date for Ingredion Incorporated on the 12/11/1997, Ingredion Incorporated has seen performance year to date to be 41.00%. With Ingredion Incorporated trading at 133.25, the dividend yield is 1.50%, and the EPS is 6.25.

So could Ingredion Incorporated, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 21.37. The PEG is 11.25, P/S is 1.72 and the P/B is at 3.96. The P/cash is 19.21, with P/free cash flow at 33.01.

Ingredion Incorporated ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 3.1, and the quick ratio is 2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.74, and total debt/equity at 0.75.

In terms of margins, Ingredion Incorporated has a gross margin of 23.60%, an operating margin of 13.20% and a profit margin of 8.10%.Payout ratio for Ingredion Incorporated is 28.20%. Return on assets come to 8.70% with return on investment coming to 11.90%.

Insider ownership for Ingredion Incorporated, is at 0.70% and institutional ownership comes to 88.30%. Outstanding shares are at 72.92. While shares float is 71.42. The float short is currently 1.74%, and short ratio is 2.54.

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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