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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE:PKG)?

The company in question is, Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE:PKG) currently with a stock price of 82.43 (1.33% today). The market cap for Packaging Corporation of America is 7703.84, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Packaging & Containers industry. The target price for Packaging Corporation of America is 82.43. Currently Packaging Corporation of America is trading with a P/E of 17.32, and a forward P/E of 15.42. Average volume for Packaging Corporation of America is 792.95 and so far today it is 333204.

Performance in the last year for Packaging Corporation of America has been 22.54%. For EPS growth, Packaging Corporation of America has seen a growth of 12.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.53%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 17.40% over the last five years and could be 9.34% for the next five years. Packaging Corporation of America has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -2.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 5.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.62%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 26.57%.

Since the IPO date for Packaging Corporation of America on the 1/28/2000, Packaging Corporation of America has seen performance year to date to be 32.43%. With Packaging Corporation of America trading at 82.43, the dividend yield is 3.10%, and the EPS is 4.7.

So could Packaging Corporation of America, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 17.32. The PEG is 1.85, P/S is 1.36 and the P/B is at 4.56. The P/cash is 36.07, with P/free cash flow at 24.84.

Packaging Corporation of America ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.9, and the quick ratio is 1.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.39, and total debt/equity at 1.39.

In terms of margins, Packaging Corporation of America has a gross margin of 21.70%, an operating margin of 13.70% and a profit margin of 7.90%.Payout ratio for Packaging Corporation of America is 46.80%. Return on assets come to 8.40% with return on investment coming to 13.20%.

Insider ownership for Packaging Corporation of America, is at 1.00% and institutional ownership comes to 90.60%. Outstanding shares are at 94.7. While shares float is 93.03. The float short is currently 3.20%, and short ratio is 3.76.

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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