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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE:CAG)?

The company in question is, ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) currently with a stock price of 44.33 (-0.29% today). The market cap for ConAgra Foods, Inc. is 20236.86, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Processed & Packaged Goods industry. The target price for ConAgra Foods, Inc. is 51.1. Currently ConAgra Foods, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 40.42, and a forward P/E of 16.94. Average volume for ConAgra Foods, Inc. is 2806.02 and so far today it is 167536.

Performance in the last year for ConAgra Foods, Inc. has been 9.24%. For EPS growth, ConAgra Foods, Inc. has seen a growth of -36.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.15%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -10.30% over the last five years and could be 7.28% for the next five years. ConAgra Foods, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -9.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -112.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.00%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 1.15%.

Since the IPO date for ConAgra Foods, Inc. on the 9/7/1984, ConAgra Foods, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 7.30%. With ConAgra Foods, Inc. trading at 44.33, the dividend yield is 2.25%, and the EPS is 1.1.

So could ConAgra Foods, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 40.42. The PEG is 5.56, P/S is 1.74 and the P/B is at 5.24. The P/cash is 24.25, with P/free cash flow at 60.46.

ConAgra Foods, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 0.8. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.32, and total debt/equity at 1.49.

In terms of margins, ConAgra Foods, Inc. has a gross margin of 27.10%, an operating margin of 7.70% and a profit margin of -5.90%.Payout ratio for ConAgra Foods, Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -4.70% with return on investment coming to 7.30%.

Insider ownership for ConAgra Foods, Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 78.50%. Outstanding shares are at 455.17. While shares float is 438.41. The float short is currently 0.76%, and short ratio is 1.19.

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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