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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for John Wiley & Sons Inc. (NYSE:JW-A)?

The company in question is, John Wiley & Sons Inc. (NYSE:JW-A) currently with a stock price of 51.39 (0.51% today). The market cap for John Wiley & Sons Inc. is 2997.24, and is in the sector Services, and Publishing – Books industry. The target price for John Wiley & Sons Inc. is 62.33. Currently John Wiley & Sons Inc. is trading with a P/E of 20.73, and a forward P/E of 15.33. Average volume for John Wiley & Sons Inc. is 231.9 and so far today it is 54333.

Performance in the last year for John Wiley & Sons Inc. has been 3.24%. For EPS growth, John Wiley & Sons Inc. has seen a growth of -16.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 20.87%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -2.40% over the last five years and could be 12.50% for the next five years. John Wiley & Sons Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -4.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -2.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.11%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.46%.

Since the IPO date for John Wiley & Sons Inc. on the 3/26/1990, John Wiley & Sons Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 15.67%. With John Wiley & Sons Inc. trading at 51.39, the dividend yield is 2.43%, and the EPS is 2.47.

So could John Wiley & Sons Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 20.73. The PEG is 1.66, P/S is 1.75 and the P/B is at 2.89. The P/cash is 16.12, with P/free cash flow at 21.73.

John Wiley & Sons Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.64, and total debt/equity at 0.64.

In terms of margins, John Wiley & Sons Inc. has a gross margin of 73.10%, an operating margin of 11.00% and a profit margin of 8.40%.Payout ratio for John Wiley & Sons Inc. is 48.40%. Return on assets come to 5.00% with return on investment coming to 9.70%.

Insider ownership for John Wiley & Sons Inc., is at 1.30% and institutional ownership comes to 87.40%. Outstanding shares are at 58.62. While shares float is 45.37. The float short is currently 2.74%, and short ratio is 5.37.

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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