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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (NYSE:IHG)?

The company in question is, InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (NYSE:IHG) currently with a stock price of 40.14 (-0.05% today). The market cap for InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is 8058.91, and is in the sector Services, and Lodging industry. The target price for InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is 44.93. Currently InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is trading with a P/E of 7.77, and a forward P/E of 17.59. Average volume for InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is 190.34 and so far today it is 40774.

Performance in the last year for InterContinental Hotels Group PLC has been 10.39%. For EPS growth, InterContinental Hotels Group PLC has seen a growth of 228.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 15.65%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 39.50% over the last five years and could be 10.00% for the next five years. InterContinental Hotels Group PLC has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -7.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -26.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.77%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 1.73%.

Since the IPO date for InterContinental Hotels Group PLC on the 04/10/2003, InterContinental Hotels Group PLC has seen performance year to date to be 1.87%. With InterContinental Hotels Group PLC trading at 40.14, the dividend yield is 1.49%, and the EPS is 5.17.

So could InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 7.77. The PEG is 0.78, P/S is 4.67 and the P/B is at *TBA. The P/cash is 37.48, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at *TBA, and total debt/equity at *TBA.

In terms of margins, InterContinental Hotels Group PLC has a gross margin of 67.20%, an operating margin of 77.50% and a profit margin of 61.10%.Payout ratio for InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is 18.90%. Return on assets come to 33.10% with return on investment coming to 66.40%.

Insider ownership for InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, is at 1.00% and institutional ownership comes to 5.90%. Outstanding shares are at 200.67. While shares float is 183.51. The float short is currently 0.57%, and short ratio is 5.52.

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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