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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Lamar Advertising Co. (NASDAQ:LAMR)?

The company in question is, Lamar Advertising Co. (NASDAQ:LAMR) currently with a stock price of 65.09 (0.95% today). The market cap for Lamar Advertising Co. is 6293.89, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Diversified industry. The target price for Lamar Advertising Co. is 68.57. Currently Lamar Advertising Co. is trading with a P/E of 21.19, and a forward P/E of 20.01. Average volume for Lamar Advertising Co. is 636.99 and so far today it is 476256.

Performance in the last year for Lamar Advertising Co. has been 22.98%. For EPS growth, Lamar Advertising Co. has seen a growth of 2.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.50%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 52.30% over the last five years and could be 3.00% for the next five years. Lamar Advertising Co. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 12.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 36.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.68%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.54%.

Since the IPO date for Lamar Advertising Co. on the 08/02/1996, Lamar Advertising Co. has seen performance year to date to be 11.55%. With Lamar Advertising Co. trading at 65.09, the dividend yield is 4.71%, and the EPS is 3.04.

So could Lamar Advertising Co., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 21.19. The PEG is 7.06, P/S is 4.39 and the P/B is at 6.02. The P/cash is 150.93, with P/free cash flow at 15.94.

Lamar Advertising Co. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 2.28, and total debt/equity at 2.3.

In terms of margins, Lamar Advertising Co. has a gross margin of 64.70%, an operating margin of 29.10% and a profit margin of 20.60%.Payout ratio for Lamar Advertising Co. is 94.40%. Return on assets come to 8.10% with return on investment coming to 12.40%.

Insider ownership for Lamar Advertising Co., is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 99.00%. Outstanding shares are at 97.61. While shares float is 82.38. The float short is currently 7.35%, and short ratio is 9.51.

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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