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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 3572.6, and so far today it has a volume of 4308100. Performance year to date since the 5/8/1973 is 30.99%.

To help you determine whether Sysco Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 31.98 and forward P/E is 20.4. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Sysco Corporation has a value for PEG of 3.18. P/S ratio is 0.59 and the P/B ratio is 8.5. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 7.55 and 41.85 respectively.

At the current price Sysco Corporation is trading at, 52.61 (-0.90% today), Sysco Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.36%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 74.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.65, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.98% after growing 42.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 212.30%, and 10.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 562.28, and the number of shares float is 553.71. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 78.90%. The float short is 2.63%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.07. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.70%, and also a return on investment of 12.50%.

The ability for Sysco Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.3, and quick ratio is 1.7. Long term debt/equity is 2.11 and total debt/equity is 2.14. In terms of margins, Sysco Corporation has a gross margin of 17.90%, with its operating margin at 3.70%, and Sysco Corporation has a profit margin of 1.90%.

The 52 week high is -2.52%, with 40.08% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.45% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.78%.

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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