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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD)?

The company in question is, Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) currently with a stock price of 405.27 (1.04% today). The market cap for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is 10717.39, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Medical Instruments & Supplies industry. The target price for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is 389.61. Currently Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is trading with a P/E of 31.01, and a forward P/E of 24.77. Average volume for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is 163.88 and so far today it is 94958.

Performance in the last year for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has been 23.37%. For EPS growth, Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has seen a growth of 9.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.91%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 12.90% over the last five years and could be 12.30% for the next five years. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 7.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.68%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 15.93%.

Since the IPO date for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. on the 11/14/1997, Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 18.27%. With Mettler-Toledo International Inc. trading at 405.27, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 12.93.

So could Mettler-Toledo International Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 31.01. The PEG is 2.52, P/S is 4.42 and the P/B is at 21.72. The P/cash is 93.52, with P/free cash flow at 31.62.

Mettler-Toledo International Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 1.1. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.41, and total debt/equity at 1.45.

In terms of margins, Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has a gross margin of 56.80%, an operating margin of 19.30% and a profit margin of 14.70%.Payout ratio for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 17.50% with return on investment coming to 30.20%.

Insider ownership for Mettler-Toledo International Inc., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 97.00%. Outstanding shares are at 26.72. While shares float is 25.88. The float short is currently 5.44%, and short ratio is 8.59.

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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