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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for S&P Global, Inc. (NYSE:SPGI)?

The company in question is, S&P Global, Inc. (NYSE:SPGI) currently with a stock price of 122.55 (-0.49% today). The market cap for S&P Global, Inc. is 32226.97, and is in the sector Services, and Business Services industry. The target price for S&P Global, Inc. is 135.42. Currently S&P Global, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 28.09, and a forward P/E of 20.9. Average volume for S&P Global, Inc. is 868.21 and so far today it is 676700.

Performance in the last year for S&P Global, Inc. has been 34.10%. For EPS growth, S&P Global, Inc. has seen a growth of 490.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 12.49%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 17.70% over the last five years and could be 12.16% for the next five years. S&P Global, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 10.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 12.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.44%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 15.91%.

Since the IPO date for S&P Global, Inc. on the 7/1/1985, S&P Global, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 25.60%. With S&P Global, Inc. trading at 122.55, the dividend yield is 1.18%, and the EPS is 4.36.

So could S&P Global, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 28.09. The PEG is 2.31, P/S is 5.84 and the P/B is at 86.3. The P/cash is *TBA, with P/free cash flow at 27.76.

S&P Global, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 9.23, and total debt/equity at 10.05.

In terms of margins, S&P Global, Inc. has a gross margin of 67.60%, an operating margin of 36.20% and a profit margin of 21.30%.Payout ratio for S&P Global, Inc. is 31.30%. Return on assets come to 14.30% with return on investment coming to 36.00%.

Insider ownership for S&P Global, Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 87.50%. Outstanding shares are at 262.97. While shares float is 262.78. The float short is currently 2.72%, and short ratio is 8.24.

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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