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Is Hormel Foods Corporation(NYSE: HRL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/2/1990. Hormel Foods Corporation is in the Meat Products industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Hormel Foods Corporation, is 2605.85, and so far today it has a volume of 2222000. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1990 is -3.13%.

To help you determine whether Hormel Foods Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 24.65 and forward P/E is 22.74. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Hormel Foods Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.42. P/S ratio is 2.16 and the P/B ratio is 4.57. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 52.79 and 47.21 respectively.

At the current price Hormel Foods Corporation is trading at, 37.87 (0.32% today), Hormel Foods Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.53%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 35.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.54, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 2.08% after growing 13.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 32.90%, and 5.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 529.2, and the number of shares float is 269.79. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 36.00%. The float short is 9.92%, with the short ratio at a value of 10.27. Management has seen a return on assets of 13.50%, and also a return on investment of 15.70%.

The ability for Hormel Foods Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.8, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 0.06 and total debt/equity is 0.09. In terms of margins, Hormel Foods Corporation has a gross margin of 22.10%, with its operating margin at 13.50%, and Hormel Foods Corporation has a profit margin of 9.00%.

The 52 week high is -16.54%, with 27.93% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.94% and the 200 day simple moving average is -1.84%.

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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