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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC)?

The company in question is, Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC) currently with a stock price of 134.06 (-0.19% today). The market cap for Lancaster Colony Corporation is 3700.52, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Food РMajor Diversified industry. The target price for Lancaster Colony Corporation is 125.67. Currently Lancaster Colony Corporation is trading with a P/E of 30.26, and a forward P/E of 27.36. Average volume for Lancaster Colony Corporation is 94.57 and so far today it is 13076.

Performance in the last year for Lancaster Colony Corporation has been 43.35%. For EPS growth, Lancaster Colony Corporation has seen a growth of 19.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.14%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 3.00% over the last five years and could be 3.00% for the next five years. Lancaster Colony Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 19.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.67%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 12.84%.

Since the IPO date for Lancaster Colony Corporation on the 3/26/1990, Lancaster Colony Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 17.80%. With Lancaster Colony Corporation trading at 134.06, the dividend yield is 1.49%, and the EPS is 4.44.

So could Lancaster Colony Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 30.26. The PEG is 10.09, P/S is 3.11 and the P/B is at 7.16. The P/cash is 31.33, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Lancaster Colony Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 3.7, and the quick ratio is 2.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Lancaster Colony Corporation has a gross margin of 25.20%, an operating margin of 15.50% and a profit margin of 10.20%.Payout ratio for Lancaster Colony Corporation is 55.30%. Return on assets come to 18.70% with return on investment coming to 23.70%.

Insider ownership for Lancaster Colony Corporation, is at 32.42% and institutional ownership comes to 53.60%. Outstanding shares are at 27.55. While shares float is 18.82. The float short is currently 2.90%, and short ratio is 5.77.

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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