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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Hormel Foods Corporation, HRL

Hormel Foods Corporation, HRL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Meat Products in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Hormel Foods Corporation, HRL  has a market cap of 20545.24. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1990, Hormel Foods Corporation, HRL performance year to date is -2.14%. Today Hormel Foods Corporation, HRL has gained 1.00%, with a current price of 38.26.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 35.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 35.60%. Return of assets are at 13.50%, with return on investment at 15.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Hormel Foods Corporation, HRL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.06. While Total debt/equity is 0.09. With a profit margin of 9.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 22.10%, and operating margin of 13.50%. Hormel Foods Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.8, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Hormel Foods Corporation, HRL has seen a EPS growth of 13.70%. A performance for the year of 30.25%. The 52-week high is -15.68%, and the 52-week low is 30.93%. The average volume for Hormel Foods Corporation, HRL is 2496400.

With a target price of 41.63, can Hormel Foods Corporation, HRL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Hormel Foods Corporation, HRL. Hormel Foods Corporation has a P/E of 24.91 and a forward P/E of 22.95. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.01. Hormel Foods Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.21 and 4.61 respectively. For P/cash, Hormel Foods Corporation has a value of 54.12, while it is 48.1 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 38.26, Hormel Foods Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.52%. We see a return on equity of 19.80%.

Looking more long-term Hormel Foods Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 12.40%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 2.14% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 13.70% for this year and for the last five years a 11.70% growth has been seen.

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