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Is Constellation Brands Inc.(NYSE: STZ), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/17/1992. Constellation Brands Inc. is in the Beverages – Wineries & Distillers industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Constellation Brands Inc., is 956.22, and so far today it has a volume of 1239500. Performance year to date since the 3/17/1992 is 17.02%.

To help you determine whether Constellation Brands Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 33.23 and forward P/E is 23.31. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Constellation Brands Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.02. P/S ratio is 4.81 and the P/B ratio is 4.83. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 195.11 and 90.22 respectively.

At the current price Constellation Brands Inc. is trading at, 165.51 (-0.59% today), Constellation Brands Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.97%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 23.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.98, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.79% after growing 24.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 32.00%, and 14.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 197.22, and the number of shares float is 165.09. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.70%, and institutional ownership is at 87.20%. The float short is 2.07%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.57. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.80%, and also a return on investment of 9.00%.

The ability for Constellation Brands Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.2, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.98 and total debt/equity is 1.21. In terms of margins, Constellation Brands Inc. has a gross margin of 46.40%, with its operating margin at 27.80%, and Constellation Brands Inc. has a profit margin of 16.70%.

The 52 week high is -1.88%, with 34.12% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.39% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.32%.

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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