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Is BRF S.A.(NYSE: BRFS), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. BRF S.A. (NYSE: BRFS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/9/2003. BRF S.A. is in the Meat Products industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for BRF S.A., is 1832.31, and so far today it has a volume of 556817. Performance year to date since the 10/9/2003 is 22.53%.

To help you determine whether BRF S.A. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 18.23 and forward P/E is 17.67. PEG perhaps more useful shows that BRF S.A. has a value for PEG of 9.99. P/S ratio is 1.26 and the P/B ratio is 3.55. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 7.87 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price BRF S.A. is trading at, 16.41 (-1.62% today), BRF S.A. has a dividend yield of 1.92%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 69.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.92, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 44.56% after growing 41.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -91.20%, and 7.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 761.25, and the number of shares float is 720.4. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.70%, and institutional ownership is at 12.30%. The float short is 0.36%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.43. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.80%, and also a return on investment of 16.10%.

The ability for BRF S.A., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 1.05 and total debt/equity is 1.35. In terms of margins, BRF S.A. has a gross margin of 29.90%, with its operating margin at 11.20%, and BRF S.A. has a profit margin of 7.10%.

The 52 week high is -20.99%, with 50.76% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 17.61% and the 200 day simple moving average is 18.36%.

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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