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Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 33106.28. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Constellation Brands Inc. is 165.3 (with a change from open of 0.30%), this in conjunction with a target price of 180.18. Volume today has so far reached 982200, with an average volume of about 1033.82. The GAP for this stock, is -0.69%.

The P/E ratio is 33.19, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 23.21. The current EPS for Constellation Brands Inc., is 4.98, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 24.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 16.87%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Constellation Brands Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 12.85% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 16.37%. Quarter over quarter is 32.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 14.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 14.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 14.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.70% and institutional ownership is 87.10%. Shares outstanding is 200.28, while shares float is at a value of 165.09. Float short for Constellation Brands Inc. is 2.15% and the short ratio is 3.43.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.98, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.21. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 0.5. The most recent gross margin is 46.40% and their operating margin is 27.80%. The profit margin is 16.70%.

Constellation Brands Inc. has seen returns on assets of 6.80%, and on investment, 9.00%. Return on equity is 17.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.03. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.88, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.82 and Price/cash is 197.89, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 91.5.

The simple moving averages are 0.28% and 7.48% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.00% and the 52 week low is 36.38%.

Constellation Brands Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.97%, with a current price of 165.3. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 23.20%. This is in an industry, Beverages – Wineries & Distillers, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Constellation Brands Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Beverages – Wineries & Distillers industry means that Constellation Brands Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.30%, with performance for the month coming to -0.90%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 3.96%, and for the half year the performance is 35.11%. Volatility for this week is 1.18% and for the month this is 1.45%.

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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