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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Luxottica Group SpA (NYSE:LUX)?

The company in question is, Luxottica Group SpA (NYSE:LUX) currently with a stock price of 48.55 (-0.86% today). The market cap for Luxottica Group SpA is 23716.67, and is in the sector Services, and Apparel Stores industry. The target price for Luxottica Group SpA is 41. Currently Luxottica Group SpA is trading with a P/E of 26.6, and a forward P/E of 25.09. Average volume for Luxottica Group SpA is 63.64 and so far today it is 41300.

Performance in the last year for Luxottica Group SpA has been -29.87%. For EPS growth, Luxottica Group SpA has seen a growth of 24.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 1.84%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 15.00% over the last five years and could be 6.85% for the next five years. Luxottica Group SpA has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 92.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 61.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.03%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -12.79%.

Since the IPO date for Luxottica Group SpA on the 1/24/1990, Luxottica Group SpA has seen performance year to date to be -23.76%. With Luxottica Group SpA trading at 48.55, the dividend yield is 2.04%, and the EPS is 1.83.

So could Luxottica Group SpA, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 26.6. The PEG is 3.88, P/S is 2.35 and the P/B is at 3.89. The P/cash is 25.97, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Luxottica Group SpA ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.31, and total debt/equity at 0.36.

In terms of margins, Luxottica Group SpA has a gross margin of 66.50%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for Luxottica Group SpA is *TBA. Return on assets come to *TBA with return on investment coming to 12.40%.

Insider ownership for Luxottica Group SpA, is at 76.00% and institutional ownership comes to 1.20%. Outstanding shares are at 488.5. While shares float is 140.33. The float short is currently 0.09%, and short ratio is 1.94.

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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