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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B

Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Beverages – Wineries & Distillers in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B  has a market cap of 18685.84. Since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984, Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B performance year to date is -4.74%. Today Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B has gained -0.78%, with a current price of 46.8.

Ownership of the company is 1.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 48.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 18.90%. Return of assets are at 24.00%, with return on investment at 36.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.47. While Total debt/equity is 1.68. With a profit margin of 34.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 69.00%, and operating margin of 49.80%. Brown-Forman Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.9, while the quick ratio is 1.5.

For the last year Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B has seen a EPS growth of 62.70%. A performance for the year of -7.90%. The 52-week high is -13.05%, and the 52-week low is 5.05%. The average volume for Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B is 2009100.

With a target price of *TBA, can Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B. Brown-Forman Corporation has a P/E of 17.85 and a forward P/E of 24.14. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.57. Brown-Forman Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.12 and 13.85 respectively. For P/cash, Brown-Forman Corporation has a value of 40.71, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 46.8, Brown-Forman Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.45%. We see a return on equity of 74.00%.

Looking more long-term Brown-Forman Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.51% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 62.70% for this year and for the last five years a 15.00% growth has been seen.

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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