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Is Kellogg Company(NYSE: K), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/17/1984. Kellogg Company is in the Processed & Packaged Goods industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Kellogg Company, is 2145.88, and so far today it has a volume of 2190000. Performance year to date since the 12/17/1984 is 14.55%.

To help you determine whether Kellogg Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 51.8 and forward P/E is 20.57. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Kellogg Company has a value for PEG of 10.4. P/S ratio is 2.13 and the P/B ratio is 14.11. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 91.83 and 99.89 respectively.

At the current price Kellogg Company is trading at, 81.69 (-1.15% today), Kellogg Company has a dividend yield of 2.45%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 125.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.58, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.53% after growing -1.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -22.50%, and -4.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 348.48, and the number of shares float is 348.25. The senior management bring insider ownership to 19.80%, and institutional ownership is at 82.80%. The float short is 1.72%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.78. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.70%, and also a return on investment of 9.40%.

The ability for Kellogg Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.6, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 3.08 and total debt/equity is 4.06. In terms of margins, Kellogg Company has a gross margin of 39.40%, with its operating margin at 8.60%, and Kellogg Company has a profit margin of 4.20%.

The 52 week high is -1.80%, with 32.27% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.60% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.77%.

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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