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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 20799.47. 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 46.84 (with a change from open of -0.17%), this in conjunction with a target price of 52. Volume today has so far reached 802171, with an average volume of about 2801.43. The GAP for this stock, is -0.64%.

The P/E ratio is 41.68, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.78. The current EPS for ConAgra Foods, Inc., is 1.13, 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 13.96%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for ConAgra Foods, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 6.28% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.33%. Quarter over quarter is 8.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -4.50%. 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 78.60%. Shares outstanding is 440.48, while shares float is at a value of 436.83. Float short for ConAgra Foods, Inc. is 1.02% and the short ratio is 1.59.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.2, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.34. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 27.50% and their operating margin is 9.00%. The profit margin is 5.70%.

ConAgra Foods, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 4.80%, and on investment, 7.30%. Return on equity is 18.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 4.04. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.81, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.57 and Price/cash is 26.18, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 28.95.

The simple moving averages are 2.50% and 5.57% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.52% and the 52 week low is 25.52%.

ConAgra Foods, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.12%, with a current price of 46.84. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 66.30%. 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 0.15%, with performance for the month coming to 7.34%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -1.30%, and for the half year the performance is 16.46%. Volatility for this week is 1.05% and for the month this is 1.36%.

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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