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Is Tyson Foods, Inc.(NYSE: TSN), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/9/1986. Tyson Foods, Inc. is in the Meat Products industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Tyson Foods, Inc., is 3611.53, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 7/9/1986 is 30.37%.

To help you determine whether Tyson Foods, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 18.65 and forward P/E is 15.07. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Tyson Foods, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.02. P/S ratio is 0.65 and the P/B ratio is 2.74. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 99.12 and 13.16 respectively.

At the current price Tyson Foods, Inc. is trading at, 69.21 (0.00% today), Tyson Foods, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.87%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 14.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.71, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 6.17% after growing 24.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 47.20%, and -8.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 363.77, and the number of shares float is 294.86. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.30%, and institutional ownership is at 90.90%. The float short is 5.20%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.24. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.50%, and also a return on investment of 9.00%.

The ability for Tyson Foods, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.9, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.64 and total debt/equity is 0.65. In terms of margins, Tyson Foods, Inc. has a gross margin of 11.20%, with its operating margin at 6.70%, and Tyson Foods, Inc. has a profit margin of 3.80%.

The 52 week high is -1.52%, with 79.01% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.81% and the 200 day simple moving average is 20.08%.

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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