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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: The J. M. Smucker Company, SJM

The J. M. Smucker Company, SJM is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Processed & Packaged Goods in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, The J. M. Smucker Company, SJM  has a market cap of 15560.42. Since its IPO date on the 10/31/1994, The J. M. Smucker Company, SJM performance year to date is 9.92%. Today The J. M. Smucker Company, SJM has gained -0.30%, with a current price of 133.52.

Ownership of the company is 1.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 81.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 45.30%. Return of assets are at 4.40%, with return on investment at 6.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, The J. M. Smucker Company, SJM is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.71. While Total debt/equity is 0.75. With a profit margin of 9.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 38.70%, and operating margin of 15.30%. The J. M. Smucker Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.4, while the quick ratio is 0.6.

For the last year The J. M. Smucker Company, SJM has seen a EPS growth of 73.30%. A performance for the year of 14.00%. The 52-week high is -14.71%, and the 52-week low is 22.13%. The average volume for The J. M. Smucker Company, SJM is 432038.

With a target price of 149.55, can The J. M. Smucker Company, SJM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of The J. M. Smucker Company, SJM. The J. M. Smucker Company has a P/E of 21.95 and a forward P/E of 16.35. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.42. The J. M. Smucker Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.03 and 2.18 respectively. For P/cash, The J. M. Smucker Company has a value of 141.97, while it is 22.3 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 133.52, The J. M. Smucker Company has a dividend yield of 2.25%. We see a return on equity of 10.00%.

Looking more long-term The J. M. Smucker Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.08%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 6.27% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 73.30% for this year and for the last five years a 7.50% 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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