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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 20733.85. Since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984, ConAgra Foods, Inc., CAG performance year to date is 13.71%. Today ConAgra Foods, Inc., CAG has gained -0.60%, with a current price of 47.08.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 77.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -4.70%, with return on investment at 10.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, ConAgra Foods, Inc., CAG is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.32. While Total debt/equity is 1.49. With a profit margin of -5.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 27.10%, and operating margin of 8.30%. ConAgra Foods, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.4, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year ConAgra Foods, Inc., CAG has seen a EPS growth of -36.90%. A performance for the year of 11.10%. The 52-week high is -3.54%, and the 52-week low is 25.50%. The average volume for ConAgra Foods, Inc., CAG is 727753.

With a target price of 51, 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 43.06 and a forward P/E of 18.02. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 5.92. ConAgra Foods, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.78 and 5.59 respectively. For P/cash, ConAgra Foods, Inc. has a value of 24.85, while it is 61.95 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 47.08, ConAgra Foods, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.11%. We see a return on equity of -19.30%.

Looking more long-term ConAgra Foods, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.28%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.27% 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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