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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 389.46 (-1.54% today). The market cap for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is 10850.21, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Medical Instruments & Supplies industry. The target price for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is 394.61. Currently Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is trading with a P/E of 30.59, and a forward P/E of 24.46. Average volume for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is 257.84 and so far today it is 17952.

Performance in the last year for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has been 31.95%. For EPS growth, Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has seen a growth of 9.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.89%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 12.90% over the last five years and could be 12.27% 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 -1.30%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 9.42%.

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 16.64%. With Mettler-Toledo International Inc. trading at 389.46, 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 30.59. The PEG is 2.49, P/S is 4.47 and the P/B is at 21.42. The P/cash is 94.68, with P/free cash flow at 32.02.

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 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 97.20%. Outstanding shares are at 27.43. While shares float is 25.88. The float short is currently 5.14%, and short ratio is 5.16.

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