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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 – Regional 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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