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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE)?

The company in question is, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) currently with a stock price of 30.22 (0.37% today). The market cap for Washington Real Estate Investment Trust is 2237.78, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Office industry. The target price for Washington Real Estate Investment Trust is 34.67. Currently Washington Real Estate Investment Trust is trading with a P/E of 21.66, and a forward P/E of 56.81. Average volume for Washington Real Estate Investment Trust is 494.02 and so far today it is 72263.

Performance in the last year for Washington Real Estate Investment Trust has been 19.20%. For EPS growth, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust has seen a growth of 2.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -22.06%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 167.00% over the last five years and could be 1.00% for the next five years. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 7.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at *TBA. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.33%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.26%.

Since the IPO date for Washington Real Estate Investment Trust on the 3/17/1992, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust has seen performance year to date to be 14.73%. With Washington Real Estate Investment Trust trading at 30.22, the dividend yield is 3.99%, and the EPS is 1.39.

So could Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 21.66. The PEG is 21.66, P/S is 7.13 and the P/B is at 2.23. The P/cash is 99.9, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust 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 1.03, and total debt/equity at 1.31.

In terms of margins, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust has a gross margin of 64.10%, an operating margin of 48.80% and a profit margin of 30.80%.Payout ratio for Washington Real Estate Investment Trust is 86.10%. Return on assets come to 4.30% with return on investment coming to 7.00%.

Insider ownership for Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 85.80%. Outstanding shares are at 74.32. While shares float is 73.18. The float short is currently 3.90%, and short ratio is 5.78.

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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