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Is McCormick & Company, Incorporated(NYSE: MKC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990. McCormick & Company, Incorporated is in the Processed & Packaged Goods industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for McCormick & Company, Incorporated, is 764.38, and so far today it has a volume of 601200. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 24.86%.

To help you determine whether McCormick & Company, Incorporated is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 31.43 and forward P/E is 25.62. PEG perhaps more useful shows that McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a value for PEG of 4.07. P/S ratio is 3.06 and the P/B ratio is 7.65. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 101.42 and 50.4 respectively.

At the current price McCormick & Company, Incorporated is trading at, 105.94 (-0.95% today), McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a dividend yield of 1.62%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 48.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.37, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.35% after growing -7.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 11.90%, and 3.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 125.89, and the number of shares float is 121.62. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.25%, and institutional ownership is at 83.90%. The float short is 4.80%, with the short ratio at a value of 7.64. Management has seen a return on assets of 9.60%, and also a return on investment of 13.60%.

The ability for McCormick & Company, Incorporated, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.1, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.6 and total debt/equity is 0.89. In terms of margins, McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a gross margin of 40.90%, with its operating margin at 13.90%, and McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a profit margin of 10.00%.

The 52 week high is -1.36%, with 42.56% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 7.43% and the 200 day simple moving average is 17.72%.

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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