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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 3302.74, and so far today it has a volume of 51518. Performance year to date since the 7/9/1986 is 39.86%.

To help you determine whether Tyson Foods, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 17.99 and forward P/E is 15.31. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Tyson Foods, Inc. has a value for PEG of 0.99. P/S ratio is 0.71 and the P/B ratio is 2.9. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 137.03 and 14.68 respectively.

At the current price Tyson Foods, Inc. is trading at, 74.33 (0.11% today), Tyson Foods, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.81%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 14.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.13, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.56% after growing 24.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 50.60%, and -6.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 363.56, and the number of shares float is 290.67. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.30%, and institutional ownership is at 96.20%. The float short is 4.16%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.66. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.20%, and also a return on investment of 9.00%.

The ability for Tyson Foods, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.8, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.62 and total debt/equity is 0.63. In terms of margins, Tyson Foods, Inc. has a gross margin of 12.00%, with its operating margin at 7.30%, and Tyson Foods, Inc. has a profit margin of 4.30%.

The 52 week high is -1.61%, with 92.25% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 8.91% and the 200 day simple moving average is 21.79%.

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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