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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for John Bean Technologies Corporation (NYSE:JBT)?

The company in question is, John Bean Technologies Corporation (NYSE:JBT) currently with a stock price of 72.68 (1.28% today). The market cap for John Bean Technologies Corporation is 2126.25, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Diversified Machinery industry. The target price for John Bean Technologies Corporation is 79. Currently John Bean Technologies Corporation is trading with a P/E of 37.12, and a forward P/E of 25.94. Average volume for John Bean Technologies Corporation is 142.71 and so far today it is 52523.

Performance in the last year for John Bean Technologies Corporation has been 83.25%. For EPS growth, John Bean Technologies Corporation has seen a growth of 82.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 18.61%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 7.60% over the last five years and could be 16.00% for the next five years. John Bean Technologies Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 29.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 30.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.62%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 23.82%.

Since the IPO date for John Bean Technologies Corporation on the 7/22/2008, John Bean Technologies Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 44.01%. With John Bean Technologies Corporation trading at 72.68, the dividend yield is 0.56%, and the EPS is 1.93.

So could John Bean Technologies Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 37.12. The PEG is 2.32, P/S is 1.74 and the P/B is at 14.21. The P/cash is 60.58, with P/free cash flow at 96.65.

John Bean Technologies Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 0.8. This is with long term debt/equity at 2.06, and total debt/equity at 2.11.

In terms of margins, John Bean Technologies Corporation has a gross margin of 28.90%, an operating margin of 7.50% and a profit margin of 4.70%.Payout ratio for John Bean Technologies Corporation is 14.90%. Return on assets come to 6.50% with return on investment coming to 15.20%.

Insider ownership for John Bean Technologies Corporation, is at 1.20% and institutional ownership comes to 99.90%. Outstanding shares are at 29.63. While shares float is 28.69. The float short is currently 4.21%, and short ratio is 8.47.

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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