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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC)?

The company in question is, W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC) currently with a stock price of 62.32 (-0.21% today). The market cap for W. P. Carey Inc. is 6606.59, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT РDiversified industry. The target price for W. P. Carey Inc. is 68.33. Currently W. P. Carey Inc. is trading with a P/E of 36.69, and a forward P/E of 27.39. Average volume for W. P. Carey Inc. is 337.73 and so far today it is 147305.

Performance in the last year for W. P. Carey Inc. has been 10.23%. For EPS growth, W. P. Carey Inc. has seen a growth of -21.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 3.64%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -5.00% over the last five years and could be *TBA for the next five years. W. P. Carey Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -52.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -48.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.39%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 0.99%.

Since the IPO date for W. P. Carey Inc. on the 1/21/1998, W. P. Carey Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 10.75%. With W. P. Carey Inc. trading at 62.32, the dividend yield is 6.31%, and the EPS is 1.7.

So could W. P. Carey Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 36.69. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 6.83 and the P/B is at 1.99. The P/cash is 38.12, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

W. P. Carey Inc. 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 1.39, and total debt/equity at 1.39.

In terms of margins, W. P. Carey Inc. has a gross margin of 81.80%, an operating margin of 32.80% and a profit margin of 18.70%.Payout ratio for W. P. Carey Inc. is 226.70%. Return on assets come to 2.10% with return on investment coming to 4.00%.

Insider ownership for W. P. Carey Inc., is at 1.00% and institutional ownership comes to 48.90%. Outstanding shares are at 105.79. While shares float is 104.07. The float short is currently 1.49%, and short ratio is 4.58.

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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