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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI)?

The company in question is, Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) currently with a stock price of 17.05 (0.71% today). The market cap for Pitney Bowes Inc. is 3184.87, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Business Equipment industry. The target price for Pitney Bowes Inc. is 23.17. Currently Pitney Bowes Inc. is trading with a P/E of 11.72, and a forward P/E of 8.29. Average volume for Pitney Bowes Inc. is 1273.86 and so far today it is 252102.

Performance in the last year for Pitney Bowes Inc. has been -14.44%. For EPS growth, Pitney Bowes Inc. has seen a growth of 36.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 15.95%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 5.00% over the last five years and could be 4.00% for the next five years. Pitney Bowes Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -5.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -61.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.89%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -8.07%.

Since the IPO date for Pitney Bowes Inc. on the 06/01/1972, Pitney Bowes Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -15.38%. With Pitney Bowes Inc. trading at 17.05, the dividend yield is 4.43%, and the EPS is 1.44.

So could Pitney Bowes Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 11.72. The PEG is 2.93, P/S is 0.91 and the P/B is at 40.31. The P/cash is 4.24, with P/free cash flow at 15.33.

Pitney Bowes Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.1, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 33.51, and total debt/equity at 39.51.

In terms of margins, Pitney Bowes Inc. has a gross margin of 56.40%, an operating margin of 15.80% and a profit margin of 8.20%.Payout ratio for Pitney Bowes Inc. is 50.90%. Return on assets come to 4.70% with return on investment coming to 16.50%.

Insider ownership for Pitney Bowes Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 85.60%. Outstanding shares are at 188.12. While shares float is 184.87. The float short is currently 6.32%, and short ratio is 9.18.

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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