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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for TAL Education Group (NYSE:XRS)?

The company in question is, TAL Education Group (NYSE:XRS) currently with a stock price of 72.35 (1.89% today). The market cap for TAL Education Group is 5854.06, and is in the sector Services, and Education & Training Services industry. The target price for TAL Education Group is 71.47. Currently TAL Education Group is trading with a P/E of 60.69, and a forward P/E of 32.51. Average volume for TAL Education Group is 580.58 and so far today it is 133314.

Performance in the last year for TAL Education Group has been 105.17%. For EPS growth, TAL Education Group has seen a growth of 46.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 49.79%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 27.50% over the last five years and could be 47.16% for the next five years. TAL Education Group has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 50.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -22.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is 10.71%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 28.94%.

Since the IPO date for TAL Education Group on the 10/20/2010, TAL Education Group has seen performance year to date to be 52.81%. With TAL Education Group trading at 72.35, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 1.17.

So could TAL Education Group, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 60.69. The PEG is 1.29, P/S is 8.54 and the P/B is at 10.38. The P/cash is 7.96, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

TAL Education Group 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 0.41, and total debt/equity at 0.41.

In terms of margins, TAL Education Group has a gross margin of 50.00%, an operating margin of 11.00% and a profit margin of 14.20%.Payout ratio for TAL Education Group is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 8.50% with return on investment coming to 6.60%.

Insider ownership for TAL Education Group, is at 83.90% and institutional ownership comes to 97.70%. Outstanding shares are at 82.44. While shares float is 35.37. The float short is currently 11.12%, and short ratio is 6.78.

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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