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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 1096.66, and so far today it has a volume of 1335700. Performance year to date since the 9/7/1984 is -4.76%.

To help you determine whether Brown-Forman Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 17.85 and forward P/E is 24.09. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Brown-Forman Corporation has a value for PEG of 3.57. P/S ratio is 6.17 and the P/B ratio is 13.84. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 41.06 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Brown-Forman Corporation is trading at, 46.79 (-0.30% today), Brown-Forman Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.45%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 18.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.62, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.61% after growing 62.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -2.70%, and -5.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 402.78, and the number of shares float is 299.36. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.20%, and institutional ownership is at 48.90%. The float short is 1.78%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.85. Management has seen a return on assets of 24.00%, and also a return on investment of 36.30%.

The ability for Brown-Forman Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.9, and quick ratio is 1.5. Long term debt/equity is 1.47 and total debt/equity is 1.68. In terms of margins, Brown-Forman Corporation has a gross margin of 69.00%, with its operating margin at 49.80%, and Brown-Forman Corporation has a profit margin of 34.60%.

The 52 week high is -13.06%, with 5.03% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.51% and the 200 day simple moving average is -3.73%.

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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