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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK)?

The company in question is, Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) currently with a stock price of 96.08 (1.07% today). The market cap for Jack in the Box Inc. is 3075.19, and is in the sector Services, and Restaurants industry. The target price for Jack in the Box Inc. is 108.85. Currently Jack in the Box Inc. is trading with a P/E of 28.22, and a forward P/E of 20.14. Average volume for Jack in the Box Inc. is 513.86 and so far today it is 193832.

Performance in the last year for Jack in the Box Inc. has been 28.64%. For EPS growth, Jack in the Box Inc. has seen a growth of 30.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 26.64%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 18.30% over the last five years and could be 18.13% for the next five years. Jack in the Box Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 23.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.89%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 19.19%.

Since the IPO date for Jack in the Box Inc. on the 03/05/1992, Jack in the Box Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 25.34%. With Jack in the Box Inc. trading at 96.08, the dividend yield is 1.26%, and the EPS is 3.37.

So could Jack in the Box Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 28.22. The PEG is 1.56, P/S is 1.98 and the P/B is at *TBA. The P/cash is 465.94, with P/free cash flow at 57.91.

Jack in the Box Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at *TBA, and total debt/equity at *TBA.

In terms of margins, Jack in the Box Inc. has a gross margin of 55.40%, an operating margin of 13.70% and a profit margin of 7.40%.Payout ratio for Jack in the Box Inc. is 35.80%. Return on assets come to 8.90% with return on investment coming to 18.00%.

Insider ownership for Jack in the Box Inc., is at 1.80% and institutional ownership comes to 97.00%. Outstanding shares are at 32.35. While shares float is 32.25. The float short is currently 6.08%, and short ratio is 3.81.

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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