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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:MKTX)?

The company in question is, MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:MKTX) currently with a stock price of 154.52 (-0.28% today). The market cap for MarketAxess Holdings Inc. is 5872.98, and is in the sector Financial, and Investment Brokerage – National industry. The target price for MarketAxess Holdings Inc. is 161.25. Currently MarketAxess Holdings Inc. is trading with a P/E of 53.43, and a forward P/E of 39.8. Average volume for MarketAxess Holdings Inc. is 256.97 and so far today it is 155392.

Performance in the last year for MarketAxess Holdings Inc. has been 65.77%. For EPS growth, MarketAxess Holdings Inc. has seen a growth of 29.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 20.83%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 26.00% over the last five years and could be 18.00% for the next five years. MarketAxess Holdings Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 27.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 36.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is -6.98%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 12.53%.

Since the IPO date for MarketAxess Holdings Inc. on the 11/05/2004, MarketAxess Holdings Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 39.72%. With MarketAxess Holdings Inc. trading at 154.52, the dividend yield is 0.67%, and the EPS is 2.9.

So could MarketAxess Holdings Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 53.43. The PEG is 2.97, P/S is 17.48 and the P/B is at 13.1. The P/cash is 38.31, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

MarketAxess Holdings Inc. 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, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, MarketAxess Holdings Inc. has a gross margin of 90.80%, an operating margin of 49.80% and a profit margin of 32.50%.Payout ratio for MarketAxess Holdings Inc. is 30.90%. Return on assets come to 24.50% with return on investment coming to 24.60%.

Insider ownership for MarketAxess Holdings Inc., is at 3.70% and institutional ownership comes to 94.80%. Outstanding shares are at 37.9. While shares float is 36.61. The float short is currently 2.03%, and short ratio is 2.89.

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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