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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Post Properties Inc. (NYSE:PPS)?

The company in question is, Post Properties Inc. (NYSE:PPS) currently with a stock price of 63.12 (0.32% today). The market cap for Post Properties Inc. is 3385.73, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Residential industry. The target price for Post Properties Inc. is 66.04. Currently Post Properties Inc. is trading with a P/E of 42.69, and a forward P/E of 39.03. Average volume for Post Properties Inc. is 635.38 and so far today it is 240710.

Performance in the last year for Post Properties Inc. has been 9.46%. For EPS growth, Post Properties Inc. has seen a growth of -63.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 4.81%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 46.50% over the last five years and could be 16.10% for the next five years. Post Properties Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 15.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.70%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.95%.

Since the IPO date for Post Properties Inc. on the 7/16/1993, Post Properties Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 8.83%. With Post Properties Inc. trading at 63.12, the dividend yield is 2.99%, and the EPS is 1.47.

So could Post Properties Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 42.69. The PEG is 2.65, P/S is 8.61 and the P/B is at 2.8. The P/cash is 868.13, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Post Properties Inc. 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 0.78, and total debt/equity at 0.78.

In terms of margins, Post Properties Inc. has a gross margin of 56.70%, an operating margin of 29.00% and a profit margin of 20.20%.Payout ratio for Post Properties Inc. is 123.40%. Return on assets come to 3.50% with return on investment coming to 5.20%.

Insider ownership for Post Properties Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 53.81. While shares float is 52.71. The float short is currently 1.57%, and short ratio is 1.3.

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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