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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: BRF S.A., BRFS

BRF S.A., BRFS is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Meat Products in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in Brazil, BRF S.A., BRFS  has a market cap of 11413.55. Since its IPO date on the 10/09/2003, BRF S.A., BRFS performance year to date is 5.65%. Today BRF S.A., BRFS has gained -0.48%, with a current price of 14.5.

Ownership of the company is 1.70% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 12.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 41.00%. Return of assets are at 6.80%, with return on investment at 16.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, BRF S.A., BRFS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.02. While Total debt/equity is 1.28. With a profit margin of 8.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 29.90%, and operating margin of 12.80%. BRF S.A. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 1.1.

For the last year BRF S.A., BRFS has seen a EPS growth of 41.80%. A performance for the year of -29.46%. The 52-week high is -33.82%, and the 52-week low is 31.50%. The average volume for BRF S.A., BRFS is 1279570.

With a target price of 50.99, can BRF S.A., BRFS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of BRF S.A., BRFS. BRF S.A. has a P/E of 15.55 and a forward P/E of 19.02. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 8.32. BRF S.A. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.1 and 2.8 respectively. For P/cash, BRF S.A. has a value of 5.65, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 14.5, BRF S.A. has a dividend yield of 2.20%. We see a return on equity of 19.40%.

Looking more long-term BRF S.A., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 1.87%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 36.79% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 41.80% for this year and for the last five years a 30.50% growth has been seen.

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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