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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Janus Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE:JNS)?

The company in question is, Janus Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE:JNS) currently with a stock price of 14.15 (-1.05% today). The market cap for Janus Capital Group, Inc. is 2641.07, and is in the sector Financial, and Asset Management industry. The target price for Janus Capital Group, Inc. is 15.5. Currently Janus Capital Group, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 19.3, and a forward P/E of 13.82. Average volume for Janus Capital Group, Inc. is 1793.01 and so far today it is 460436.

Performance in the last year for Janus Capital Group, Inc. has been 4.53%. For EPS growth, Janus Capital Group, Inc. has seen a growth of -0.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 19.52%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -1.70% over the last five years and could be 8.60% for the next five years. Janus Capital Group, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -7.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -9.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.21%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 1.43%.

Since the IPO date for Janus Capital Group, Inc. on the 6/26/2000, Janus Capital Group, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 3.86%. With Janus Capital Group, Inc. trading at 14.15, the dividend yield is 3.08%, and the EPS is 0.74.

So could Janus Capital Group, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 19.3. The PEG is 2.24, P/S is 2.53 and the P/B is at 1.59. The P/cash is 4.03, with P/free cash flow at 12.02.

Janus Capital Group, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 3.3, and the quick ratio is 3.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.19, and total debt/equity at 0.25.

In terms of margins, Janus Capital Group, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 24.80% and a profit margin of 13.00%.Payout ratio for Janus Capital Group, Inc. is 50.00%. Return on assets come to 4.80% with return on investment coming to 9.70%.

Insider ownership for Janus Capital Group, Inc., is at 21.40% and institutional ownership comes to 96.20%. Outstanding shares are at 184.69. While shares float is 179.55. The float short is currently 9.36%, and short ratio is 9.37.

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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