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Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 26650.9. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Kellogg Company is 75.72 (with a change from open of -0.32%), this in conjunction with a target price of 6.56. Volume today has so far reached 972397, with an average volume of about 2047.04. The GAP for this stock, is -0.65%.

The P/E ratio is 43.94, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 19.02. The current EPS for Kellogg Company, is 1.74, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -1.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 7.90%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Kellogg Company, EPS is looking like it will grow 10.38% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.13%. Quarter over quarter is 25.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -6.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 32.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 1.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 19.70% and institutional ownership is 83.20%. Shares outstanding is 348.56, while shares float is at a value of 348.38. Float short for Kellogg Company is 1.34% and the short ratio is 2.28.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 3.15, while the total debt/equity comes to 4.12. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.4. The most recent gross margin is 39.70% and their operating margin is 9.00%. The profit margin is 4.70%.

Kellogg Company has seen returns on assets of 4.00%, and on investment, 9.40%. Return on equity is 28.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 6.17. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.03, with Price/book ratio coming to 13.44 and Price/cash is 50.19, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 49.91.

The simple moving averages are -5.12% and -0.82% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -12.58% and the 52 week low is 20.31%.

Kellogg Company has a dividend yield of 2.72%, with a current price of 75.72. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 113.80%. This is in an industry, Processed & Packaged Goods, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Kellogg Company is based in USA.

Performance in the Processed & Packaged Goods industry means that Kellogg Company has seen performance for the past week of 0.37%, with performance for the month coming to -2.14%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -9.82%, and for the half year the performance is 13.24%. Volatility for this week is 1.07% and for the month this is 1.01%.

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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