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Is Brown-Forman Corporation(NYSE: BF-B), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BF-B) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984. Brown-Forman Corporation is in the Beverages – Wineries & Distillers industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Brown-Forman Corporation, is 577.84, and so far today it has a volume of 142519. Performance year to date since the 9/7/1984 is -0.41%.

To help you determine whether Brown-Forman Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 18.65 and forward P/E is 25.23. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Brown-Forman Corporation has a value for PEG of 3.89. P/S ratio is 6.44 and the P/B ratio is 12.52. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 75.69 and 134.51 respectively.

At the current price Brown-Forman Corporation is trading at, 97.71 (-0.49% today), Brown-Forman Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.69%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 24.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.27, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.99% after growing 62.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 290.20%, and -1.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 202.74, and the number of shares float is 149.68. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.20%, and institutional ownership is at 49.70%. The float short is 3.31%, with the short ratio at a value of 8.58. Management has seen a return on assets of 24.90%, and also a return on investment of 36.30%.

The ability for Brown-Forman Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.8, and quick ratio is 1.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.79 and total debt/equity is 0.96. In terms of margins, Brown-Forman Corporation has a gross margin of 69.40%, with its operating margin at 49.60%, and Brown-Forman Corporation has a profit margin of 34.60%.

The 52 week high is -10.82%, with 9.30% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.22% and the 200 day simple moving average is -0.72%.

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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