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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF)?

The company in question is, Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) currently with a stock price of 38.51 (0.36% today). The market cap for Stifel Financial Corp. is 2539.33, and is in the sector Financial, and Investment Brokerage – Regional industry. The target price for Stifel Financial Corp. is 39. Currently Stifel Financial Corp. is trading with a P/E of 45.41, and a forward P/E of 13.44. Average volume for Stifel Financial Corp. is 458.84 and so far today it is 83324.

Performance in the last year for Stifel Financial Corp. has been -6.21%. For EPS growth, Stifel Financial Corp. has seen a growth of -49.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 13.97%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 104.20% over the last five years and could be 8.21% for the next five years. Stifel Financial Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 10.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -52.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.99%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 12.54%.

Since the IPO date for Stifel Financial Corp. on the 7/19/1983, Stifel Financial Corp. has seen performance year to date to be -9.42%. With Stifel Financial Corp. trading at 38.51, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 0.85.

So could Stifel Financial Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 45.41. The PEG is 5.53, P/S is 1.02 and the P/B is at 1.03. The P/cash is 5.99, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Stifel Financial Corp. 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 0.67, and total debt/equity at 0.93.

In terms of margins, Stifel Financial Corp. has a gross margin of 95.40%, an operating margin of 3.70% and a profit margin of 2.60%.Payout ratio for Stifel Financial Corp. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 0.50% with return on investment coming to 2.40%.

Insider ownership for Stifel Financial Corp., is at 0.70% and institutional ownership comes to 87.00%. Outstanding shares are at 66.18. While shares float is 63.25. The float short is currently 6.32%, and short ratio is 8.71.

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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