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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Southern Copper Corp. (NYSE:SCCO)?

The company in question is, Southern Copper Corp. (NYSE:SCCO) currently with a stock price of 26.01 (-0.99% today). The market cap for Southern Copper Corp. is 20325.51, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Copper industry. The target price for Southern Copper Corp. is 29.06. Currently Southern Copper Corp. is trading with a P/E of 35.73, and a forward P/E of 21.39. Average volume for Southern Copper Corp. is 920.61 and so far today it is 800600.

Performance in the last year for Southern Copper Corp. has been -10.82%. For EPS growth, Southern Copper Corp. has seen a growth of -42.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 13.75%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -12.50% over the last five years and could be 16.30% for the next five years. Southern Copper Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -3.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -22.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.17%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -0.87%.

Since the IPO date for Southern Copper Corp. on the 1/5/1996, Southern Copper Corp. has seen performance year to date to be 0.07%. With Southern Copper Corp. trading at 26.01, the dividend yield is 0.77%, and the EPS is 0.73.

So could Southern Copper Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 35.73. The PEG is 2.19, P/S is 4.09 and the P/B is at 3.62. The P/cash is 36.91, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Southern Copper Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.9, and the quick ratio is 1.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.07, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Southern Copper Corp. has a gross margin of 39.20%, an operating margin of 24.30% and a profit margin of 11.40%.Payout ratio for Southern Copper Corp. is 30.20%. Return on assets come to 4.40% with return on investment coming to 8.50%.

Insider ownership for Southern Copper Corp., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 6.70%. Outstanding shares are at 781.45. While shares float is 83.13. The float short is currently 9.95%, and short ratio is 8.99.

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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