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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie Le Lion, DEG

Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie Le Lion, DEG is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Grocery Stores in the sector of Services. Based in Belgium, Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie Le Lion, DEGĀ  has a market cap of 11398.61. Since its IPO date on the 4/26/2001, Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie Le Lion, DEG performance year to date is 15.25%. Today Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie Le Lion, DEG has gained 1.97%, with a current price of 27.45.

Ownership of the company is 1.00% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 1.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 11.70%. Return of assets are at 3.60%, with return on investment at 6.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie Le Lion, DEG is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.38. While Total debt/equity is 0.4. With a profit margin of 1.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 24.30%, and operating margin of 2.80%. Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie Le Lion ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie Le Lion, DEG has seen a EPS growth of 92.50%. A performance for the year of 36.69%. The 52-week high is 0.07%, and the 52-week low is 41.24%. The average volume for Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie Le Lion, DEG is 99935.

With a target price of 32.61, can Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie Le Lion, DEG reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie Le Lion, DEG. Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie Le Lion has a P/E of 23.32 and a forward P/E of 6.92. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.4. Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie Le Lion also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.42 and 1.67 respectively. For P/cash, Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie Le Lion has a value of 6.83, while it is 29.58 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 27.45, Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie Le Lion has a dividend yield of 1.82%. We see a return on equity of 7.40%.

Looking more long-term Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie Le Lion, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 16.70%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 6.81% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 92.50% for this year and for the last five years a 20.10% 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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