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Is Hormel Foods Corporation(NYSE: HRL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 01/02/1990. Hormel Foods Corporation is in the Meat Products industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Hormel Foods Corporation, is 3572.19, and so far today it has a volume of 2155200. Performance year to date since the 01/02/1990 is -7.21%.

To help you determine whether Hormel Foods Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 25.19 and forward P/E is 22.47. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Hormel Foods Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.69. P/S ratio is 2.09 and the P/B ratio is 4.48. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 50.56 and 39.08 respectively.

At the current price Hormel Foods Corporation is trading at, 36.42 (-0.52% today), Hormel Foods Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.59%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 36.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.45, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 1.63% after growing 13.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 18.90%, and 0.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 527.4, and the number of shares float is 270.46. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 35.10%. The float short is 9.67%, with the short ratio at a value of 7.32. Management has seen a return on assets of 12.90%, and also a return on investment of 15.70%.

The ability for Hormel Foods Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.1, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.06 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Hormel Foods Corporation has a gross margin of 21.70%, with its operating margin at 13.10%, and Hormel Foods Corporation has a profit margin of 8.50%.

The 52 week high is -20.05%, with 29.68% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.54% and the 200 day simple moving average is -3.49%.

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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