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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for UniFirst Corp. (NYSE:UNF)?

The company in question is, UniFirst Corp. (NYSE:UNF) currently with a stock price of 132.05 (1.05% today). The market cap for UniFirst Corp. is 2668.49, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Textile – Apparel Clothing industry. The target price for UniFirst Corp. is 115.5. Currently UniFirst Corp. is trading with a P/E of 22.32, and a forward P/E of 22.33. Average volume for UniFirst Corp. is 98.73 and so far today it is 31408.

Performance in the last year for UniFirst Corp. has been 19.02%. For EPS growth, UniFirst Corp. has seen a growth of 3.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 3.16%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 9.60% over the last five years and could be 11.00% for the next five years. UniFirst Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 0.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -8.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.07%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 15.85%.

Since the IPO date for UniFirst Corp. on the 01/05/1988, UniFirst Corp. has seen performance year to date to be 25.53%. With UniFirst Corp. trading at 132.05, the dividend yield is 0.11%, and the EPS is 5.86.

So could UniFirst Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 22.32. The PEG is 2.03, P/S is 1.82 and the P/B is at 1.97. The P/cash is 7.68, with P/free cash flow at 19.66.

UniFirst Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 4.3, and the quick ratio is 3.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 0, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, UniFirst Corp. has a gross margin of 38.70%, an operating margin of 13.00% and a profit margin of 8.10%.Payout ratio for UniFirst Corp. is 2.50%. Return on assets come to 7.40% with return on investment coming to 9.90%.

Insider ownership for UniFirst Corp., is at 1.50% and institutional ownership comes to 99.10%. Outstanding shares are at 20.42. While shares float is 15.14. The float short is currently 3.32%, and short ratio is 5.09.

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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