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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: BRF S.A., BRFS

BRF S.A., BRFS is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Meat Products in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in Brazil, BRF S.A., BRFS  has a market cap of 13441.79. Since its IPO date on the 10/9/2003, BRF S.A., BRFS performance year to date is 20.84%. Today BRF S.A., BRFS has gained 0.61%, with a current price of 16.45.

Ownership of the company is 1.70% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 12.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 69.10%. Return of assets are at 5.80%, with return on investment at 16.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, BRF S.A., BRFS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.05. While Total debt/equity is 1.35. With a profit margin of 7.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 27.60%, and operating margin of 11.00%. BRF S.A. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.4, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year BRF S.A., BRFS has seen a EPS growth of 41.80%. A performance for the year of -1.62%. The 52-week high is -7.79%, and the 52-week low is 51.13%. The average volume for BRF S.A., BRFS is 1106500.

With a target price of 54.04, can BRF S.A., BRFS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of BRF S.A., BRFS. BRF S.A. has a P/E of 20.74 and a forward P/E of 18.08. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 13.43. BRF S.A. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.31 and 3.49 respectively. For P/cash, BRF S.A. has a value of 8.37, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 16.45, BRF S.A. has a dividend yield of 1.95%. We see a return on equity of 17.70%.

Looking more long-term BRF S.A., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 1.55%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 62.21% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 41.80% for this year and for the last five years a 30.50% 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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