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Is Constellation Brands Inc.(NYSE: STZ), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/17/1992. Constellation Brands Inc. is in the Beverages – Wineries & Distillers industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Constellation Brands Inc., is 1461.45, and so far today it has a volume of 333535. Performance year to date since the 3/17/1992 is 16.11%.

To help you determine whether Constellation Brands Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 32.04 and forward P/E is 23.09. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Constellation Brands Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.83. P/S ratio is 4.84 and the P/B ratio is 4.81. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 196.38 and 90.81 respectively.

At the current price Constellation Brands Inc. is trading at, 164.18 (-0.27% today), Constellation Brands Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.97%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 23.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.14, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.07% after growing 24.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 47.00%, and 14.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 199.56, and the number of shares float is 165.09. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.70%, and institutional ownership is at 87.30%. The float short is 2.44%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.76. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.80%, and also a return on investment of 9.00%.

The ability for Constellation Brands Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.2, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.98 and total debt/equity is 1.21. In terms of margins, Constellation Brands Inc. has a gross margin of 46.40%, with its operating margin at 27.80%, and Constellation Brands Inc. has a profit margin of 16.70%.

The 52 week high is -2.35%, with 44.40% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.20% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.71%.

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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