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Is Sysco Corporation(NYSE: SYY), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 5/8/1973. Sysco Corporation is in the Food Wholesale industry and Services sector. Average volume for Sysco Corporation, is 3699.22, and so far today it has a volume of 735010. Performance year to date since the 5/8/1973 is 30.62%.

To help you determine whether Sysco Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 37.85 and forward P/E is 22.83. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Sysco Corporation has a value for PEG of 3.53. P/S ratio is 0.6 and the P/B ratio is 7.48. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 48.65 and 57.68 respectively.

At the current price Sysco Corporation is trading at, 52.26 (-0.39% today), Sysco Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.36%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 87.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.39, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.15% after growing -27.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 28.70%, and 2.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 566.49, and the number of shares float is 562.1. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 79.50%. The float short is 2.27%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.44. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.60%, and also a return on investment of 7.20%.

The ability for Sysco Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.7, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 1.08 and total debt/equity is 1.1. In terms of margins, Sysco Corporation has a gross margin of 17.80%, with its operating margin at 2.90%, and Sysco Corporation has a profit margin of 1.60%.

The 52 week high is -3.17%, with 41.03% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.53% and the 200 day simple moving average is 15.07%.

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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