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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: ConAgra Foods, Inc., CAG

ConAgra Foods, Inc., CAG is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Processed & Packaged Goods in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, ConAgra Foods, Inc., CAG  has a market cap of 20944.82. Since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984, ConAgra Foods, Inc., CAG performance year to date is 14.76%. Today ConAgra Foods, Inc., CAG has gained 1.34%, with a current price of 47.55.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 78.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 66.30%. Return of assets are at 4.80%, with return on investment at 7.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, ConAgra Foods, Inc., CAG is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.2. While Total debt/equity is 1.34. With a profit margin of 5.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 27.50%, and operating margin of 9.00%. ConAgra Foods, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.4, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year ConAgra Foods, Inc., CAG has seen a EPS growth of -36.90%. A performance for the year of 17.79%. The 52-week high is -2.06%, and the 52-week low is 27.42%. The average volume for ConAgra Foods, Inc., CAG is 3231043.

With a target price of 52, can ConAgra Foods, Inc., CAG reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of ConAgra Foods, Inc., CAG. ConAgra Foods, Inc. has a P/E of 41.97 and a forward P/E of 17.9. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.06. ConAgra Foods, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.82 and 5.61 respectively. For P/cash, ConAgra Foods, Inc. has a value of 26.36, while it is 29.15 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 47.55, ConAgra Foods, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.10%. We see a return on equity of 18.10%.

Looking more long-term ConAgra Foods, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.33%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 6.28% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -36.90% for this year and for the last five years a -10.30% 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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