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ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 18949.17. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for ConAgra Foods, Inc. is 43.13 (with a change from open of -0.09%), this in conjunction with a target price of 50.7. Volume today has so far reached 2899800, with an average volume of about 2812.32. The GAP for this stock, is -0.16%.

The P/E ratio is 39.21, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 16.46. The current EPS for ConAgra Foods, Inc., is 1.1, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -36.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 4.09%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for ConAgra Foods, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 9.12% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.33%. Quarter over quarter is -112.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -9.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -10.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -1.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 78.50%. Shares outstanding is 439.35, while shares float is at a value of 438.41. Float short for ConAgra Foods, Inc. is 0.84% and the short ratio is 1.3.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.32, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.49. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 0.8. The most recent gross margin is 27.10% and their operating margin is 7.70%. The profit margin is -5.90%.

ConAgra Foods, Inc. has seen returns on assets of -4.70%, and on investment, 7.30%. Return on equity is -19.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 5.35. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.63, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.09 and Price/cash is 22.71, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 56.62.

The simple moving averages are -5.64% and -1.99% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -11.16% and the 52 week low is 15.58%.

ConAgra Foods, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.32%, with a current price of 43.13. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Processed & Packaged Goods, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. ConAgra Foods, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Processed & Packaged Goods industry means that ConAgra Foods, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.28%, with performance for the month coming to -7.39%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -8.90%, and for the half year the performance is 10.23%. Volatility for this week is 1.01% and for the month this is 1.39%.

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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