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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Sterling Bancorp. (NYSE:STL)?

The company in question is, Sterling Bancorp. (NYSE:STL) currently with a stock price of 17.3 (0.87% today). The market cap for Sterling Bancorp. is 2240.65, and is in the sector Financial, and Money Center Banks industry. The target price for Sterling Bancorp. is 14.75. Currently Sterling Bancorp. is trading with a P/E of 18.78, and a forward P/E of 13.65. Average volume for Sterling Bancorp. is 724.09 and so far today it is 268390.

Performance in the last year for Sterling Bancorp. has been 19.06%. For EPS growth, Sterling Bancorp. has seen a growth of 196.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 14.91%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 13.80% over the last five years and could be 6.50% for the next five years. Sterling Bancorp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -17.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 274.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.24%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.72%.

Since the IPO date for Sterling Bancorp. on the 01/08/1999, Sterling Bancorp. has seen performance year to date to be 7.13%. With Sterling Bancorp. trading at 17.3, the dividend yield is 1.63%, and the EPS is 0.91.

So could Sterling Bancorp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 18.78. The PEG is 2.89, P/S is 5.21 and the P/B is at 1.28. The P/cash is 6.2, with P/free cash flow at 17.07.

Sterling Bancorp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.14, and total debt/equity at 0.14.

In terms of margins, Sterling Bancorp. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 84.50% and a profit margin of 27.80%.Payout ratio for Sterling Bancorp. is 30.50%. Return on assets come to 1.00% with return on investment coming to 14.80%.

Insider ownership for Sterling Bancorp., is at 0.90% and institutional ownership comes to 80.30%. Outstanding shares are at 130.65. While shares float is 127.32. The float short is currently 3.04%, and short ratio is 5.35.

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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