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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Philip Morris International, Inc. (NYSE:PM)?

The company in question is, Philip Morris International, Inc. (NYSE:PM) currently with a stock price of 102.36 (0.58% today). The market cap for Philip Morris International, Inc. is 158760.36, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Cigarettes industry. The target price for Philip Morris International, Inc. is 105.46. Currently Philip Morris International, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 24.45, and a forward P/E of 20.85. Average volume for Philip Morris International, Inc. is 4427.61 and so far today it is 3343400.

Performance in the last year for Philip Morris International, Inc. has been 38.54%. For EPS growth, Philip Morris International, Inc. has seen a growth of -7.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.45%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 2.40% over the last five years and could be 8.27% for the next five years. Philip Morris International, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -3.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -5.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.14%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 8.39%.

Since the IPO date for Philip Morris International, Inc. on the 3/17/2008, Philip Morris International, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 18.85%. With Philip Morris International, Inc. trading at 102.36, the dividend yield is 3.99%, and the EPS is 4.19.

So could Philip Morris International, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 24.45. The PEG is 2.96, P/S is 6.09 and the P/B is at *TBA. The P/cash is 41.63, with P/free cash flow at 2602.63.

Philip Morris International, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at *TBA, and total debt/equity at *TBA.

In terms of margins, Philip Morris International, Inc. has a gross margin of 64.60%, an operating margin of 38.70% and a profit margin of 24.90%.Payout ratio for Philip Morris International, Inc. is 97.50%. Return on assets come to 19.20% with return on investment coming to 52.10%.

Insider ownership for Philip Morris International, Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 72.20%. Outstanding shares are at 1551. While shares float is 1548.03. The float short is currently 0.59%, and short ratio is 2.07.

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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