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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Sonoco Products Co. (NYSE:SON)?

The company in question is, Sonoco Products Co. (NYSE:SON) currently with a stock price of 50.55 (0.92% today). The market cap for Sonoco Products Co. is 5080.13, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Packaging & Containers industry. The target price for Sonoco Products Co. is 49.3. Currently Sonoco Products Co. is trading with a P/E of 23.69, and a forward P/E of 17.26. Average volume for Sonoco Products Co. is 431.89 and so far today it is 106235.

Performance in the last year for Sonoco Products Co. has been 26.07%. For EPS growth, Sonoco Products Co. has seen a growth of 11.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 6.73%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 4.50% over the last five years and could be 6.04% for the next five years. Sonoco Products Co. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -3.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -12.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.10%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.82%.

Since the IPO date for Sonoco Products Co. on the 06/11/1985, Sonoco Products Co. has seen performance year to date to be 25.45%. With Sonoco Products Co. trading at 50.55, the dividend yield is 2.95%, and the EPS is 2.11.

So could Sonoco Products Co., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 23.69. The PEG is 3.93, P/S is 1.03 and the P/B is at 3.27. The P/cash is 47.17, with P/free cash flow at 42.98.

Sonoco Products Co. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 1.1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.66, and total debt/equity at 0.7.

In terms of margins, Sonoco Products Co. has a gross margin of 19.30%, an operating margin of 7.20% and a profit margin of 4.40%.Payout ratio for Sonoco Products Co. is 66.70%. Return on assets come to 5.40% with return on investment coming to 11.20%.

Insider ownership for Sonoco Products Co., is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 70.90%. Outstanding shares are at 101.42. While shares float is 98.46. The float short is currently 3.28%, and short ratio is 7.47.

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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