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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE:MFC)?

The company in question is, Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE:MFC) currently with a stock price of 13.6 (-0.69% today). The market cap for Manulife Financial Corporation is 26771.99, and is in the sector Financial, and Life Insurance industry. The target price for Manulife Financial Corporation is 17.21. Currently Manulife Financial Corporation is trading with a P/E of 14.81, and a forward P/E of 6.55. Average volume for Manulife Financial Corporation is 2187.29 and so far today it is 1067327.

Performance in the last year for Manulife Financial Corporation has been -17.28%. For EPS growth, Manulife Financial Corporation has seen a growth of -41.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 12.71%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 25.10% over the last five years and could be 7.25% for the next five years. Manulife Financial Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 37.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 45.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.88%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -4.69%.

Since the IPO date for Manulife Financial Corporation on the 9/24/1999, Manulife Financial Corporation has seen performance year to date to be -6.63%. With Manulife Financial Corporation trading at 13.6, the dividend yield is 4.23%, and the EPS is 0.93.

So could Manulife Financial Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 14.81. The PEG is 2.04, P/S is 0.87 and the P/B is at 0.94. The P/cash is 1.96, with P/free cash flow at 3.69.

Manulife Financial Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.31, and total debt/equity at 0.31.

In terms of margins, Manulife Financial Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 10.20% and a profit margin of 5.90%.Payout ratio for Manulife Financial Corporation is 57.20%. Return on assets come to 0.30% with return on investment coming to 7.00%.

Insider ownership for Manulife Financial Corporation, is at *TBA and institutional ownership comes to 53.70%. Outstanding shares are at 1954.16. While shares float is 1954.16. The float short is currently 0.42%, and short ratio is 3.73.

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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