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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL)?

The company in question is, Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) currently with a stock price of 98.69 (-1.00% today). The market cap for Ralph Lauren Corporation is 8072.9, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Textile – Apparel Clothing industry. The target price for Ralph Lauren Corporation is 103.76. Currently Ralph Lauren Corporation is trading with a P/E of 27.54, and a forward P/E of 16.89. Average volume for Ralph Lauren Corporation is 814.78 and so far today it is 356967.

Performance in the last year for Ralph Lauren Corporation has been -14.29%. For EPS growth, Ralph Lauren Corporation has seen a growth of -41.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 8.53%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -4.30% over the last five years and could be 6.78% for the next five years. Ralph Lauren Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -4.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -136.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.25%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 2.28%.

Since the IPO date for Ralph Lauren Corporation on the 06/12/1997, Ralph Lauren Corporation has seen performance year to date to be -9.13%. With Ralph Lauren Corporation trading at 98.69, the dividend yield is 2.01%, and the EPS is 3.62.

So could Ralph Lauren Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 27.54. The PEG is 4.06, P/S is 1.1 and the P/B is at 2.33. The P/cash is 7.5, with P/free cash flow at 25.07.

Ralph Lauren Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.3, and the quick ratio is 1.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.24, and total debt/equity at 0.27.

In terms of margins, Ralph Lauren Corporation has a gross margin of 56.10%, an operating margin of 6.20% and a profit margin of 4.20%.Payout ratio for Ralph Lauren Corporation is 55.00%. Return on assets come to 4.90% with return on investment coming to 9.00%.

Insider ownership for Ralph Lauren Corporation, is at 1.00% and institutional ownership comes to 96.70%. Outstanding shares are at 80.98. While shares float is 55.65. The float short is currently 10.39%, and short ratio is 7.1.

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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