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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA)?

The company in question is, W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) currently with a stock price of 69.25 (-0.45% today). The market cap for W.R. Grace & Co. is 4999.28, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Specialty Chemicals industry. The target price for W.R. Grace & Co. is 84.11. Currently W.R. Grace & Co. is trading with a P/E of 60.02, and a forward P/E of 19.86. Average volume for W.R. Grace & Co. is 533.05 and so far today it is 102775.

Performance in the last year for W.R. Grace & Co. has been -29.59%. For EPS growth, W.R. Grace & Co. has seen a growth of -45.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 14.11%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -6.50% over the last five years and could be -7.73% for the next five years. W.R. Grace & Co. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -4.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 20.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -7.47%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -8.76%.

Since the IPO date for W.R. Grace & Co. on the 01/04/1982, W.R. Grace & Co. has seen performance year to date to be -29.84%. With W.R. Grace & Co. trading at 69.25, the dividend yield is 0.98%, and the EPS is 1.16.

So could W.R. Grace & Co., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 60.02. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 2.17 and the P/B is at 10.1. The P/cash is 25.73, with P/free cash flow at 7.94.

W.R. Grace & Co. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 3.11, and total debt/equity at 3.27.

In terms of margins, W.R. Grace & Co. has a gross margin of 40.20%, an operating margin of 9.10% and a profit margin of 3.20%.Payout ratio for W.R. Grace & Co. is 16.40%. Return on assets come to 2.20% with return on investment coming to 6.10%.

Insider ownership for W.R. Grace & Co., is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 85.40%. Outstanding shares are at 71.87. While shares float is 69.82. The float short is currently 1.21%, and short ratio is 1.59.

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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