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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN)?

The company in question is, Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) currently with a stock price of 96.43 (0.70% today). The market cap for Nordson Corporation is 5562.7, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Diversified Machinery industry. The target price for Nordson Corporation is 106.13. Currently Nordson Corporation is trading with a P/E of 22.52, and a forward P/E of 19.66. Average volume for Nordson Corporation is 235 and so far today it is 82409.

Performance in the last year for Nordson Corporation has been 44.80%. For EPS growth, Nordson Corporation has seen a growth of -10.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 7.98%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 7.10% over the last five years and could be 15.70% for the next five years. Nordson Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 28.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.13%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 20.01%.

Since the IPO date for Nordson Corporation on the 3/26/1990, Nordson Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 50.69%. With Nordson Corporation trading at 96.43, the dividend yield is 1.13%, and the EPS is 4.25.

So could Nordson Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 22.52. The PEG is 1.43, P/S is 3.19 and the P/B is at 6.73. The P/cash is 92.25, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Nordson Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.8, and the quick ratio is 1.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.26, and total debt/equity at 1.29.

In terms of margins, Nordson Corporation has a gross margin of 54.60%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for Nordson Corporation is *TBA. Return on assets come to *TBA with return on investment coming to 12.80%.

Insider ownership for Nordson Corporation, is at 0.80% and institutional ownership comes to 66.90%. Outstanding shares are at 58.09. While shares float is 52.39. The float short is currently 3.31%, and short ratio is 7.38.

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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