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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Constellation Brands Inc., STZ

Constellation Brands Inc., STZ is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Beverages – Wineries & Distillers in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Constellation Brands Inc., STZ  has a market cap of 33238.47. Since its IPO date on the 3/17/1992, Constellation Brands Inc., STZ performance year to date is 17.34%. Today Constellation Brands Inc., STZ has gained 0.23%, with a current price of 165.96.

Ownership of the company is 0.70% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 23.20%. Return of assets are at 6.80%, with return on investment at 9.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Constellation Brands Inc., STZ is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.98. While Total debt/equity is 1.21. With a profit margin of 16.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 46.40%, and operating margin of 27.80%. Constellation Brands Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year Constellation Brands Inc., STZ has seen a EPS growth of 24.30%. A performance for the year of 33.03%. The 52-week high is -1.61%, and the 52-week low is 36.93%. The average volume for Constellation Brands Inc., STZ is 978000.

With a target price of 180.18, can Constellation Brands Inc., STZ reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Constellation Brands Inc., STZ. Constellation Brands Inc. has a P/E of 33.32 and a forward P/E of 23.31. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.04. Constellation Brands Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.9 and 4.84 respectively. For P/cash, Constellation Brands Inc. has a value of 198.68, while it is 91.87 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 165.96, Constellation Brands Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.96%. We see a return on equity of 17.50%.

Looking more long-term Constellation Brands Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 16.37%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.85% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 24.30% for this year and for the last five years a 14.50% 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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