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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Kellogg Company, K

Kellogg Company, K is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Processed & Packaged Goods in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Kellogg Company, K  has a market cap of 28945.49. Since its IPO date on the 12/17/1984, Kellogg Company, K performance year to date is 15.89%. Today Kellogg Company, K has gained 0.45%, with a current price of 82.64.

Ownership of the company is 19.90% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 82.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 125.20%. Return of assets are at 3.70%, with return on investment at 9.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Kellogg Company, K is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 3.08. While Total debt/equity is 4.06. With a profit margin of 4.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 39.40%, and operating margin of 8.60%. Kellogg Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.6, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year Kellogg Company, K has seen a EPS growth of -1.80%. A performance for the year of 33.66%. The 52-week high is -0.66%, and the 52-week low is 33.80%. The average volume for Kellogg Company, K is 1805791.

With a target price of 77.63, can Kellogg Company, K reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Kellogg Company, K. Kellogg Company has a P/E of 52.4 and a forward P/E of 20.77. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 10.52. Kellogg Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.17 and 14.27 respectively. For P/cash, Kellogg Company has a value of 93.37, while it is 101.56 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 82.64, Kellogg Company has a dividend yield of 2.42%. We see a return on equity of 23.70%.

Looking more long-term Kellogg Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 4.98%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.66% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -1.80% for this year and for the last five years a 32.90% growth has been seen.

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