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Is Diageo plc(NYSE: DEO), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Diageo plc (NYSE: DEO) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 5/13/1996. Diageo plc is in the Beverages – Wineries & Distillers industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Diageo plc, is 862.74, and so far today it has a volume of 174520. Performance year to date since the 5/13/1996 is 8.12%.

To help you determine whether Diageo plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 24.8 and forward P/E is 18.68. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Diageo plc has a value for PEG of 3.65. P/S ratio is 5.28 and the P/B ratio is 6.5. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 34.98 and 92.5 respectively.

At the current price Diageo plc is trading at, 114.95 (0.38% today), Diageo plc has a dividend yield of 3.36%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 66.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.62, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.65% after growing -5.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 31.40%, and 12.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 626.77, and the number of shares float is 625.66. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.70%, and institutional ownership is at 11.90%. The float short is 0.42%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.02. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.20%, and also a return on investment of 12.70%.

The ability for Diageo plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 1 and total debt/equity is 1.28. In terms of margins, Diageo plc has a gross margin of 59.50%, with its operating margin at 28.30%, and Diageo plc has a profit margin of 21.40%.

The 52 week high is -0.79%, with 18.24% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.79% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.32%.

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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