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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG)?

The company in question is, Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) currently with a stock price of 50.34 (0.14% today). The market cap for Republic Services, Inc. is 17690.52, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Waste Management industry. The target price for Republic Services, Inc. is 55.78. Currently Republic Services, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 24.11, and a forward P/E of 21.28. Average volume for Republic Services, Inc. is 1256.19 and so far today it is 242783.

Performance in the last year for Republic Services, Inc. has been 27.54%. For EPS growth, Republic Services, Inc. has seen a growth of 39.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.20%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 10.20% over the last five years and could be 9.30% for the next five years. Republic Services, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 1.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -3.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.13%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.63%.

Since the IPO date for Republic Services, Inc. on the 7/1/1998, Republic Services, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 15.68%. With Republic Services, Inc. trading at 50.34, the dividend yield is 2.55%, and the EPS is 2.09.

So could Republic Services, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 24.11. The PEG is 2.59, P/S is 1.92 and the P/B is at 2.23. The P/cash is 421.2, with P/free cash flow at 69.32.

Republic Services, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.98, and total debt/equity at 0.98.

In terms of margins, Republic Services, Inc. has a gross margin of 39.20%, an operating margin of 16.50% and a profit margin of 7.80%.Payout ratio for Republic Services, Inc. is 57.30%. Return on assets come to 3.50% with return on investment coming to 7.30%.

Insider ownership for Republic Services, Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 96.20%. Outstanding shares are at 351.91. While shares float is 342.46. The float short is currently 1.46%, and short ratio is 3.97.

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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