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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 09/07/1984. Brown-Forman Corporation is in the Beverages – Wineries & Distillers industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Brown-Forman Corporation, is 653.4, and so far today it has a volume of 454000. Performance year to date since the 09/07/1984 is -0.02%.

To help you determine whether Brown-Forman Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 18.72 and forward P/E is 25.27. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Brown-Forman Corporation has a value for PEG of 3.23. P/S ratio is 6.41 and the P/B ratio is 12.57. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 75.28 and 133.78 respectively.

At the current price Brown-Forman Corporation is trading at, 98.57 (0.31% today), Brown-Forman Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.42%, 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 9.00% 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 200.86, and the number of shares float is 149.68. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.20%, and institutional ownership is at 49.50%. The float short is 3.23%, with the short ratio at a value of 7.41. 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 -10.04%, with 10.26% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.64% and the 200 day simple moving average is 0.02%.

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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