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Is BRF S.A.(NYSE: BRFS), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. BRF S.A. (NYSE: BRFS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/9/2003. BRF S.A. is in the Meat Products industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for BRF S.A., is 1871.19, and so far today it has a volume of 475797. Performance year to date since the 10/9/2003 is 14.15%.

To help you determine whether BRF S.A. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 16.78 and forward P/E is 18.46. PEG perhaps more useful shows that BRF S.A. has a value for PEG of 9.09. P/S ratio is 1.25 and the P/B ratio is 3.02. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.41 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price BRF S.A. is trading at, 15.62 (0.51% today), BRF S.A. has a dividend yield of 2.06%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 41.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.93, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 59.17% after growing 41.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -91.00%, and 15.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 823.9, and the number of shares float is 720.4. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.70%, and institutional ownership is at 12.40%. The float short is 0.23%, with the short ratio at a value of 0.87. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.80%, and also a return on investment of 16.10%.

The ability for BRF S.A., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 1.02 and total debt/equity is 1.28. In terms of margins, BRF S.A. has a gross margin of 29.90%, with its operating margin at 12.80%, and BRF S.A. has a profit margin of 8.10%.

The 52 week high is -26.11%, with 43.50% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 15.15% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.22%.

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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