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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE:RJF)?

The company in question is, Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE:RJF) currently with a stock price of 57.96 (0.96% today). The market cap for Raymond James Financial, Inc. is 8175.76, and is in the sector Financial, and Investment Brokerage РRegional industry. The target price for Raymond James Financial, Inc. is 59.81. Currently Raymond James Financial, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 17.14, and a forward P/E of 13.93. Average volume for Raymond James Financial, Inc. is 572.91 and so far today it is 127245.

Performance in the last year for Raymond James Financial, Inc. has been 16.03%. For EPS growth, Raymond James Financial, Inc. has seen a growth of 3.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 16.55%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 13.40% over the last five years and could be 7.80% for the next five years. Raymond James Financial, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -4.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.56%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 13.63%.

Since the IPO date for Raymond James Financial, Inc. on the 12/30/1987, Raymond James Financial, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 0.22%. With Raymond James Financial, Inc. trading at 57.96, the dividend yield is 1.39%, and the EPS is 3.35.

So could Raymond James Financial, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 17.14. The PEG is 2.2, P/S is 1.52 and the P/B is at 1.71. The P/cash is 4.14, with P/free cash flow at 64.27.

Raymond James Financial, 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 0.37, and total debt/equity at 0.43.

In terms of margins, Raymond James Financial, Inc. has a gross margin of 96.90%, an operating margin of 13.80% and a profit margin of 9.00%.Payout ratio for Raymond James Financial, Inc. is 22.80%. Return on assets come to 1.80% with return on investment coming to 7.20%.

Insider ownership for Raymond James Financial, Inc., is at 9.70% and institutional ownership comes to 71.60%. Outstanding shares are at 142.41. While shares float is 125.88. The float short is currently 1.61%, and short ratio is 3.53.

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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