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Is McCormick & Company, Incorporated(NYSE: MKC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990. McCormick & Company, Incorporated is in the Processed & Packaged Goods industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for McCormick & Company, Incorporated, is 601.03, and so far today it has a volume of 1389400. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 14.24%.

To help you determine whether McCormick & Company, Incorporated is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 28.75 and forward P/E is 23.53. PEG perhaps more useful shows that McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a value for PEG of 3.23. P/S ratio is 2.76 and the P/B ratio is 6.97. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 89.43 and 51.13 respectively.

At the current price McCormick & Company, Incorporated is trading at, 96.93 (-2.99% today), McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a dividend yield of 1.77%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 34.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.37, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.23% after growing -7.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 32.20%, and 2.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 123.81, and the number of shares float is 121.62. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.25%, and institutional ownership is at 83.10%. The float short is 4.46%, with the short ratio at a value of 9.02. Management has seen a return on assets of 10.20%, and also a return on investment of 13.60%.

The ability for McCormick & Company, Incorporated, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.1, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.6 and total debt/equity is 0.92. In terms of margins, McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a gross margin of 40.90%, with its operating margin at 14.60%, and McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a profit margin of 10.70%.

The 52 week high is -9.75%, with 27.12% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.26% and the 200 day simple moving average is 1.63%.

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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