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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP)?

The company in question is, QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) currently with a stock price of 17.95 (-0.61% today). The market cap for QEP Resources, Inc. is 4433.55, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Oil & Gas Pipelines industry. The target price for QEP Resources, Inc. is 24.89. Currently QEP Resources, Inc. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of *TBA. Average volume for QEP Resources, Inc. is 4263.48 and so far today it is 1152950.

Performance in the last year for QEP Resources, Inc. has been 14.82%. For EPS growth, QEP Resources, Inc. has seen a growth of 62.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 51.30%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -20.40% over the last five years and could be 15.00% for the next five years. QEP Resources, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -41.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -109.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.62%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 12.77%.

Since the IPO date for QEP Resources, Inc. on the 6/16/2010, QEP Resources, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 34.78%. With QEP Resources, Inc. trading at 17.95, the dividend yield is 0.44%, and the EPS is -5.56.

So could QEP Resources, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 2.93 and the P/B is at 1.07. The P/cash is 4.27, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

QEP Resources, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.7, and the quick ratio is 2.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.55, and total debt/equity at 0.6.

In terms of margins, QEP Resources, Inc. has a gross margin of 61.30%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of -71.20%.Payout ratio for QEP Resources, Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -13.60% with return on investment coming to -4.60%.

Insider ownership for QEP Resources, Inc., is at 0.60% and institutional ownership comes to 90.30%. Outstanding shares are at 245.49. While shares float is 238.08. The float short is currently 3.46%, and short ratio is 1.93.

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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