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Is ConAgra Foods, Inc.(NYSE: CAG), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984. ConAgra Foods, Inc. is in the Processed & Packaged Goods industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for ConAgra Foods, Inc., is 2923.93, and so far today it has a volume of 3454700. Performance year to date since the 9/7/1984 is 5.10%.

To help you determine whether ConAgra Foods, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 39.59 and forward P/E is 16.62. PEG perhaps more useful shows that ConAgra Foods, Inc. has a value for PEG of 5.4. P/S ratio is 1.64 and the P/B ratio is 5.14. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 22.93 and 57.17 respectively.

At the current price ConAgra Foods, Inc. is trading at, 43.55 (-0.09% today), ConAgra Foods, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.30%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.1, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.12% after growing -36.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -112.10%, and -9.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 439.35, and the number of shares float is 438.41. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 78.50%. The float short is 0.84%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.25. Management has seen a return on assets of -4.70%, and also a return on investment of 7.30%.

The ability for ConAgra Foods, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 0.8. Long term debt/equity is 1.32 and total debt/equity is 1.49. In terms of margins, ConAgra Foods, Inc. has a gross margin of 27.10%, with its operating margin at 7.70%, and ConAgra Foods, Inc. has a profit margin of -5.90%.

The 52 week high is -10.30%, with 16.70% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -5.29% and the 200 day simple moving average is -0.91%.

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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