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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES)?

The company in question is, The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) currently with a stock price of 11.68 (-0.43% today). The market cap for The AES Corporation is 7777.81, and is in the sector Utilities, and Electric Utilities industry. The target price for The AES Corporation is 12.98. Currently The AES Corporation is trading with a P/E of 63.75, and a forward P/E of 10.45. Average volume for The AES Corporation is 4824.23 and so far today it is 2533536.

Performance in the last year for The AES Corporation has been 15.48%. For EPS growth, The AES Corporation has seen a growth of -59.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 13.21%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -7.10% over the last five years and could be 3.05% for the next five years. The AES Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -11.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -237.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.44%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.90%.

Since the IPO date for The AES Corporation on the 6/26/1991, The AES Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 26.40%. With The AES Corporation trading at 11.68, the dividend yield is 3.75%, and the EPS is 0.18.

So could The AES Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 63.75. The PEG is 20.9, P/S is 0.57 and the P/B is at 2.79. The P/cash is 4.3, with P/free cash flow at 8.35.

The AES Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1.1. This is with long term debt/equity at 6.93, and total debt/equity at 7.51.

In terms of margins, The AES Corporation has a gross margin of 18.20%, an operating margin of 4.10% and a profit margin of -1.90%.Payout ratio for The AES Corporation is *TBA. Return on assets come to -0.70% with return on investment coming to 2.80%.

Insider ownership for The AES Corporation, is at 0.26% and institutional ownership comes to 97.70%. Outstanding shares are at 663.07. While shares float is 657.24. The float short is currently 1.86%, and short ratio is 2.53.

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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