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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 34446.14. Since its IPO date on the 3/17/1992, Constellation Brands Inc., STZ performance year to date is 19.82%. Today Constellation Brands Inc., STZ has gained 0.31%, with a current price of 169.46.

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 23.80%. Return of assets are at 7.00%, 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 1.12. With a profit margin of 16.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 47.00%, and operating margin of 28.60%. Constellation Brands Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.4, while the quick ratio is 0.6.

For the last year Constellation Brands Inc., STZ has seen a EPS growth of 24.30%. A performance for the year of 26.78%. The 52-week high is -2.36%, and the 52-week low is 30.77%. The average volume for Constellation Brands Inc., STZ is 890942.

With a target price of 180.25, 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 31.49 and a forward P/E of 23.44. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.86. Constellation Brands Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.87 and 4.74 respectively. For P/cash, Constellation Brands Inc. has a value of 194.28, while it is 84.06 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 169.46, Constellation Brands Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.94%. We see a return on equity of 17.60%.

Looking more long-term Constellation Brands Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 16.97%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.98% 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.

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