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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Kellogg Company, K

Kellogg Company, K is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Processed & Packaged Goods in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Kellogg Company, K  has a market cap of 28800.46. Since its IPO date on the 12/17/1984, Kellogg Company, K performance year to date is 15.40%. Today Kellogg Company, K has gained -0.98%, with a current price of 81.78.

Ownership of the company is 19.70% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 83.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 113.80%. Return of assets are at 4.00%, with return on investment at 9.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Kellogg Company, K is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 3.15. While Total debt/equity is 4.12. With a profit margin of 4.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 39.70%, and operating margin of 9.00%. Kellogg Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.6, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year Kellogg Company, K has seen a EPS growth of -1.80%. A performance for the year of 26.75%. The 52-week high is -6.17%, and the 52-week low is 29.13%. The average volume for Kellogg Company, K is 1608700.

With a target price of 84.07, can Kellogg Company, K reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Kellogg Company, K. Kellogg Company has a P/E of 47 and a forward P/E of 20.37. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 6.6. Kellogg Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.19 and 14.37 respectively. For P/cash, Kellogg Company has a value of 54.24, while it is 53.93 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 81.78, Kellogg Company has a dividend yield of 2.54%. We see a return on equity of 28.10%.

Looking more long-term Kellogg Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.13%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.27% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -1.80% for this year and for the last five years a 32.90% growth has been seen.

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