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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: McCormick & Company, Incorporated, MKC

McCormick & Company, Incorporated, MKC is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Processed & Packaged Goods in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, McCormick & Company, Incorporated, MKC  has a market cap of 12746.23. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, McCormick & Company, Incorporated, MKC performance year to date is 14.21%. Today McCormick & Company, Incorporated, MKC has gained -0.33%, with a current price of 96.58.

Ownership of the company is 0.25% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 82.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 48.90%. Return of assets are at 9.60%, with return on investment at 13.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, McCormick & Company, Incorporated, MKC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.6. While Total debt/equity is 0.89. With a profit margin of 10.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 40.90%, and operating margin of 13.90%. McCormick & Company, Incorporated ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year McCormick & Company, Incorporated, MKC has seen a EPS growth of -7.00%. A performance for the year of 20.61%. The 52-week high is -10.08%, and the 52-week low is 26.66%. The average volume for McCormick & Company, Incorporated, MKC is 12758.

With a target price of 104.75, can McCormick & Company, Incorporated, MKC reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of McCormick & Company, Incorporated, MKC. McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a P/E of 28.75 and a forward P/E of 23.41. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.08. McCormick & Company, Incorporated also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.93 and 7 respectively. For P/cash, McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a value of 96.93, while it is 48.17 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 96.58, McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a dividend yield of 1.78%. We see a return on equity of 25.20%.

Looking more long-term McCormick & Company, Incorporated, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.33%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.14% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -7.00% for this year and for the last five years a 2.50% 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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