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Is Ingredion Incorporated(NYSE: INGR), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/11/1997. Ingredion Incorporated is in the Processed & Packaged Goods industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Ingredion Incorporated, is 498.92, and so far today it has a volume of 363600. Performance year to date since the 12/11/1997 is 45.91%.

To help you determine whether Ingredion Incorporated is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.2 and forward P/E is 18.82. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ingredion Incorporated has a value for PEG of 11.68. P/S ratio is 1.77 and the P/B ratio is 4.12. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 19.76 and 33.95 respectively.

At the current price Ingredion Incorporated is trading at, 138.73 (-0.65% today), Ingredion Incorporated has a dividend yield of 1.30%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 28.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.25, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.33% after growing 16.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 7.60%, and 0.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 72.2, and the number of shares float is 71.42. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.70%, and institutional ownership is at 88.50%. The float short is 1.97%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.82. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.70%, and also a return on investment of 11.90%.

The ability for Ingredion Incorporated, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 3.1, and quick ratio is 2. Long term debt/equity is 0.74 and total debt/equity is 0.75. In terms of margins, Ingredion Incorporated has a gross margin of 23.60%, with its operating margin at 13.20%, and Ingredion Incorporated has a profit margin of 8.10%.

The 52 week high is -0.91%, with 70.91% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.70% and the 200 day simple moving average is 23.61%.

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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