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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 386.78 (0.39% today). The market cap for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is 10309.56, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Medical Instruments & Supplies industry. The target price for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is 360.7. Currently Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is trading with a P/E of 30.27, and a forward P/E of 24.05. Average volume for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is 173.17 and so far today it is 22352.

Performance in the last year for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has been 13.20%. For EPS growth, Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has seen a growth of 9.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.93%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 12.90% over the last five years and could be 11.97% for the next five years. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 0.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 9.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.75%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 13.82%.

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 13.60%. With Mettler-Toledo International Inc. trading at 386.78, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 12.73.

So could Mettler-Toledo International Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 30.27. The PEG is 2.53, P/S is 4.3 and the P/B is at 19.1. The P/cash is 93.21, with P/free cash flow at 31.65.

Mettler-Toledo International Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.26, and total debt/equity at 1.29.

In terms of margins, Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has a gross margin of 56.40%, an operating margin of 19.50% and a profit margin of 14.80%.Payout ratio for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 17.30% with return on investment coming to 30.20%.

Insider ownership for Mettler-Toledo International Inc., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 96.70%. Outstanding shares are at 26.76. While shares float is 26.15. The float short is currently 5.76%, and short ratio is 8.7.

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