Stock Chatter: Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. (NYSE:MPG) Price Target Update

During the past trading session, shares of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. (NYSE:MPG) traded +0.00%. Covering analysts are predicting the stock to move to $19.20 within the next year. Depending on the analyst, target price projections may differ widely. This target price is a consensus number based on polled analysts by Thomson Reuters. 

Wall Street analysts have the ability to use various metrics to help calculate target projections. A commonly used metric is a company’s P/E Ratio. This calculation stems from dividing the current share price by the projected earnings per share. At the time of this writing, Metaldyne Performance Group Inc has a price to earnings ratio of 14.02. Investors may also evaluate a company’s PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The PEG ratio represents the ratio of the price to earnings to the anticipated future growth rate of the company. If a company has a PEG Ratio below one, it may be viewed as undervalued. If a company has a PEG Ratio above one, it may indicate that the company is overvalued. A PEG Ratio near one may be seen as fair value. The stock presently has a PEG Ratio of 30.10.

Taking a brief view of stock performance, we see that company shares are currently trading $2.50 off the 50-day moving average of $17.60 and $3.96 off of the 200-day moving average of $16.14. The stock has been recently recorded -10.55% off of the 52-week high of 22.47 and +84.91% away from the 52-week low of 10.87. Tracking the stock price relative to moving averages and highs and lows for the year may help evaluate the future value of the stock. 

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