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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW)?

The company in question is, PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) currently with a stock price of 41.77 (0.80% today). The market cap for PacWest Bancorp is 5003.88, and is in the sector Financial, and Regional – Pacific Banks industry. The target price for PacWest Bancorp is 45.65. Currently PacWest Bancorp is trading with a P/E of 15.4, and a forward P/E of 13.7. Average volume for PacWest Bancorp is 706.69 and so far today it is 252124.

Performance in the last year for PacWest Bancorp has been 0.02%. For EPS growth, PacWest Bancorp has seen a growth of 43.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.81%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 29.00% over the last five years and could be 10.00% for the next five years. PacWest Bancorp has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -42.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -56.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.61%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 8.74%.

Since the IPO date for PacWest Bancorp on the 06/05/2000, PacWest Bancorp has seen performance year to date to be 0.17%. With PacWest Bancorp trading at 41.77, the dividend yield is 4.83%, and the EPS is 2.69.

So could PacWest Bancorp, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 15.4. The PEG is 1.54, P/S is 5.23 and the P/B is at 1.1. The P/cash is 10.66, with P/free cash flow at 14.48.

PacWest Bancorp 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 0.3, and total debt/equity at 0.3.

In terms of margins, PacWest Bancorp has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 88.10% and a profit margin of 32.50%.Payout ratio for PacWest Bancorp is 74.30%. Return on assets come to 1.50% with return on investment coming to 10.90%.

Insider ownership for PacWest Bancorp, is at 1.20% and institutional ownership comes to 93.70%. Outstanding shares are at 120.75. While shares float is 114.78. The float short is currently 5.34%, and short ratio is 8.68.

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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