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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for The Cooper Companies Inc. (NYSE:COO)?

The company in question is, The Cooper Companies Inc. (NYSE:COO) currently with a stock price of 178.33 (-0.15% today). The market cap for The Cooper Companies Inc. is 8675.54, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Medical Instruments & Supplies industry. The target price for The Cooper Companies Inc. is 201. Currently The Cooper Companies Inc. is trading with a P/E of 34.98, and a forward P/E of 18.4. Average volume for The Cooper Companies Inc. is 526.23 and so far today it is 114965.

Performance in the last year for The Cooper Companies Inc. has been 27.44%. For EPS growth, The Cooper Companies Inc. has seen a growth of -24.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 15.15%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 11.30% over the last five years and could be 13.00% for the next five years. The Cooper Companies Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 11.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 96.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.52%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 10.77%.

Since the IPO date for The Cooper Companies Inc. on the 12/30/1983, The Cooper Companies Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 33.13%. With The Cooper Companies Inc. trading at 178.33, the dividend yield is 0.03%, and the EPS is 5.11.

So could The Cooper Companies Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 34.98. The PEG is 2.69, P/S is 4.56 and the P/B is at 3.18. The P/cash is 138.59, with P/free cash flow at 35.61.

The Cooper Companies Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.9, and the quick ratio is 1.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.52, and total debt/equity at 0.53.

In terms of margins, The Cooper Companies Inc. has a gross margin of 59.40%, an operating margin of 15.30% and a profit margin of 13.10%.Payout ratio for The Cooper Companies Inc. is 1.20%. Return on assets come to 5.50% with return on investment coming to 5.30%.

Insider ownership for The Cooper Companies Inc., is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 48.58. While shares float is 48.4. The float short is currently 2.97%, and short ratio is 2.73.

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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