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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL)?

The company in question is, PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL) currently with a stock price of 31.39 (1.78% today). The market cap for PolyOne Corporation is 2675.37, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Specialty Chemicals industry. The target price for PolyOne Corporation is 40.14. Currently PolyOne Corporation is trading with a P/E of 19.43, and a forward P/E of 12.71. Average volume for PolyOne Corporation is 439.52 and so far today it is 172069.

Performance in the last year for PolyOne Corporation has been -9.45%. For EPS growth, PolyOne Corporation has seen a growth of 95.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.84%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -0.80% over the last five years and could be 14.60% for the next five years. PolyOne Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -2.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -20.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.77%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -2.92%.

Since the IPO date for PolyOne Corporation on the 9/13/1999, PolyOne Corporation has seen performance year to date to be -1.81%. With PolyOne Corporation trading at 31.39, the dividend yield is 1.56%, and the EPS is 1.59.

So could PolyOne Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 19.43. The PEG is 1.33, P/S is 0.8 and the P/B is at 3.55. The P/cash is 16.58, with P/free cash flow at 30.93.

PolyOne Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.8, and the quick ratio is 1.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.54, and total debt/equity at 1.57.

In terms of margins, PolyOne Corporation has a gross margin of 22.20%, an operating margin of 7.10% and a profit margin of 4.10%.Payout ratio for PolyOne Corporation is 28.70%. Return on assets come to 5.20% with return on investment coming to 11.40%.

Insider ownership for PolyOne Corporation, is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 94.60%. Outstanding shares are at 86.75. While shares float is 82.7. The float short is currently 1.89%, and short ratio is 3.55.

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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