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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 31379.68. Since its IPO date on the 3/17/1992, Constellation Brands, Inc., STZ performance year to date is 10.43%. Today Constellation Brands, Inc., STZ has gained -1.58%, with a current price of 153.34.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 85.10%. 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 12.15%. The 52-week high is -11.42%, and the 52-week low is 18.63%. The average volume for Constellation Brands, Inc., STZ is 435051.

With a target price of 180.38, 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 28.95 and a forward P/E of 21.21. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.63. Constellation Brands, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.43 and 4.36 respectively. For P/cash, Constellation Brands, Inc. has a value of 176.99, while it is 76.57 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 153.34, Constellation Brands, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.03%. 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 17.74%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 13.95% 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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