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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 117.18 (-0.31% today). The market cap for S&P Global, Inc. is 31150.75, and is in the sector Services, and Business Services industry. The target price for S&P Global, Inc. is 121.64. Currently S&P Global, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 27.95, and a forward P/E of 20.41. Average volume for S&P Global, Inc. is 1087.64 and so far today it is 366967.

Performance in the last year for S&P Global, Inc. has been 19.72%. For EPS growth, S&P Global, Inc. has seen a growth of 490.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.89%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 17.70% over the last five years and could be 11.70% for the next five years. S&P Global, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 0.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.78%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 19.72%.

Since the IPO date for S&P Global, Inc. on the *TBA, S&P Global, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 20.12%. With S&P Global, Inc. trading at 117.18, the dividend yield is 1.23%, and the EPS is 4.21.

So could S&P Global, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 27.95. The PEG is 2.39, P/S is 5.79 and the P/B is at 139.94. The P/cash is *TBA, with P/free cash flow at 26.56.

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 15.63, and total debt/equity at 17.75.

In terms of margins, S&P Global, Inc. has a gross margin of 68.00%, an operating margin of 35.80% and a profit margin of 21.30%.Payout ratio for S&P Global, Inc. is 31.80%. Return on assets come to 15.00% with return on investment coming to 36.00%.

Insider ownership for S&P Global, Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 88.40%. Outstanding shares are at 265. While shares float is 263.76. The float short is currently 1.03%, and short ratio is 2.5.

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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