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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Knight Transportation Inc. (NYSE:KNX)?

The company in question is, Knight Transportation Inc. (NYSE:KNX) currently with a stock price of 27.47 (-0.62% today). The market cap for Knight Transportation Inc. is 2214.79, and is in the sector Services, and Trucking industry. The target price for Knight Transportation Inc. is 28.35. Currently Knight Transportation Inc. is trading with a P/E of 21.1, and a forward P/E of 20.61. Average volume for Knight Transportation Inc. is 965.31 and so far today it is 405553.

Performance in the last year for Knight Transportation Inc. has been 13.52%. For EPS growth, Knight Transportation Inc. has seen a growth of 12.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 14.32%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 15.10% over the last five years and could be 9.33% for the next five years. Knight Transportation Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -8.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -8.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.75%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.95%.

Since the IPO date for Knight Transportation Inc. on the 10/25/1994, Knight Transportation Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 14.85%. With Knight Transportation Inc. trading at 27.47, the dividend yield is 0.87%, and the EPS is 1.31.

So could Knight Transportation Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 21.1. The PEG is 2.26, P/S is 1.94 and the P/B is at 2.97. The P/cash is 230.71, with P/free cash flow at 1165.68.

Knight Transportation Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.4, and the quick ratio is 2.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.08, and total debt/equity at 0.08.

In terms of margins, Knight Transportation Inc. has a gross margin of 67.40%, an operating margin of 14.60% and a profit margin of 9.40%.Payout ratio for Knight Transportation Inc. is 18.20%. Return on assets come to 9.70% with return on investment coming to 12.90%.

Insider ownership for Knight Transportation Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 97.30%. Outstanding shares are at 80.13. While shares float is 66.21. The float short is currently 11.91%, and short ratio is 8.17.

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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