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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY)?

The company in question is, Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) currently with a stock price of 9.52 (0.63% today). The market cap for Valley National Bancorp is 2404.83, and is in the sector Financial, and Regional – Northeast Banks industry. The target price for Valley National Bancorp is 9.91. Currently Valley National Bancorp is trading with a P/E of 21.55, and a forward P/E of 13.81. Average volume for Valley National Bancorp is 1731.54 and so far today it is 767547.

Performance in the last year for Valley National Bancorp has been 1.17%. For EPS growth, Valley National Bancorp has seen a growth of -25.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.66%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -10.40% over the last five years and could be 5.00% for the next five years. Valley National Bancorp has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 7.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 6.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.02%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.56%.

Since the IPO date for Valley National Bancorp on the 3/23/1990, Valley National Bancorp has seen performance year to date to be -0.54%. With Valley National Bancorp trading at 9.52, the dividend yield is 4.65%, and the EPS is 0.44.

So could Valley National Bancorp, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 21.55. The PEG is 4.31, P/S is 3.27 and the P/B is at 1.13. The P/cash is 7.68, with P/free cash flow at 343.55.

Valley National Bancorp 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 0.75, and total debt/equity at 0.75.

In terms of margins, Valley National Bancorp has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 78.30% and a profit margin of 14.80%.Payout ratio for Valley National Bancorp is 100.10%. Return on assets come to 0.50% with return on investment coming to 21.90%.

Insider ownership for Valley National Bancorp, is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 55.60%. Outstanding shares are at 254.21. While shares float is 245.98. The float short is currently 6.28%, and short ratio is 8.92.

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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