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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS)?

The company in question is, Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS) currently with a stock price of 70.27 (-0.45% today). The market cap for Northern Trust Corporation is 15988.95, and is in the sector Financial, and Asset Management industry. The target price for Northern Trust Corporation is 74.38. Currently Northern Trust Corporation is trading with a P/E of 17.35, and a forward P/E of 15.41. Average volume for Northern Trust Corporation is 1013.74 and so far today it is 935600.

Performance in the last year for Northern Trust Corporation has been 3.82%. For EPS growth, Northern Trust Corporation has seen a growth of 20.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 7.29%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 7.80% over the last five years and could be 11.94% for the next five years. Northern Trust Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -1.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.62%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.67%.

Since the IPO date for Northern Trust Corporation on the 3/26/1990, Northern Trust Corporation has seen performance year to date to be -0.95%. With Northern Trust Corporation trading at 70.27, the dividend yield is 2.16%, and the EPS is 4.05.

So could Northern Trust Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 17.35. The PEG is 1.45, P/S is 3.21 and the P/B is at 1.87. The P/cash is 3.01, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Northern Trust Corporation 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 0.37, and total debt/equity at 12.72.

In terms of margins, Northern Trust Corporation has a gross margin of 96.60%, an operating margin of 29.20% and a profit margin of 18.80%.Payout ratio for Northern Trust Corporation is 35.30%. Return on assets come to 0.80% with return on investment coming to 0.90%.

Insider ownership for Northern Trust Corporation, is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 83.60%. Outstanding shares are at 227.54. While shares float is 225.04. The float short is currently 1.36%, and short ratio is 3.01.

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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