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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR)?

The company in question is, Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) currently with a stock price of 20.31 (-0.17% today). The market cap for Vector Group Ltd. is 2650.71, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Cigarettes industry. The target price for Vector Group Ltd. is 25.71. Currently Vector Group Ltd. is trading with a P/E of 40.93, and a forward P/E of 29.27. Average volume for Vector Group Ltd. is 502.13 and so far today it is 106990.

Performance in the last year for Vector Group Ltd. has been -1.35%. For EPS growth, Vector Group Ltd. has seen a growth of 47.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 2.81%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -2.60% over the last five years and could be 11.00% for the next five years. Vector Group Ltd. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 35.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.10%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -0.94%.

Since the IPO date for Vector Group Ltd. on the 10/09/1987, Vector Group Ltd. has seen performance year to date to be -4.41%. With Vector Group Ltd. trading at 20.31, the dividend yield is 7.87%, and the EPS is 0.5.

So could Vector Group Ltd., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 40.93. The PEG is 3.72, P/S is 1.56 and the P/B is at *TBA. The P/cash is 4.17, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Vector Group Ltd. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 3.7, and the quick ratio is 3.3. This is with long term debt/equity at *TBA, and total debt/equity at *TBA.

In terms of margins, Vector Group Ltd. has a gross margin of 34.80%, an operating margin of 12.50% and a profit margin of 3.60%.Payout ratio for Vector Group Ltd. is 301.90%. Return on assets come to 4.60% with return on investment coming to 22.00%.

Insider ownership for Vector Group Ltd., is at 2.30% and institutional ownership comes to 44.30%. Outstanding shares are at 130.32. While shares float is 93.93. The float short is currently 10.55%, and short ratio is 19.74.

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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