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The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 15452.04. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for The J. M. Smucker Company is 133.88 (with a change from open of 1.21%), this in conjunction with a target price of 149.55. Volume today has so far reached 335373, with an average volume of about 1003.62. The GAP for this stock, is -0.24%.

The P/E ratio is 21.79, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 16.24. The current EPS for The J. M. Smucker Company, is 6.08, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 73.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 9.15%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for The J. M. Smucker Company, EPS is looking like it will grow 6.27% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.08%. Quarter over quarter is 28.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -7.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 7.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 10.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 1.50% and institutional ownership is 81.40%. Shares outstanding is 116.54, while shares float is at a value of 111.4. Float short for The J. M. Smucker Company is 3.85% and the short ratio is 4.28.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.71, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.75. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 0.6. The most recent gross margin is 38.70% and their operating margin is 15.30%. The profit margin is 9.40%.

The J. M. Smucker Company has seen returns on assets of 4.40%, and on investment, 6.90%. Return on equity is 10.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.4. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.01, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.16 and Price/cash is 140.99, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 22.14.

The simple moving averages are -5.62% and -0.29% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -14.48% and the 52 week low is 22.45%.

The J. M. Smucker Company has a dividend yield of 2.26%, with a current price of 133.88. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 45.30%. This is in an industry, Processed & Packaged Goods, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. The J. M. Smucker Company is based in USA.

Performance in the Processed & Packaged Goods industry means that The J. M. Smucker Company has seen performance for the past week of -0.38%, with performance for the month coming to -2.82%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -12.05%, and for the half year the performance is 13.98%. Volatility for this week is 1.05% and for the month this is 1.19%.

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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