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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 612.93, and so far today it has a volume of 537900. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 17.39%.

To help you determine whether McCormick & Company, Incorporated is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 29.55 and forward P/E is 24.06. PEG perhaps more useful shows that McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a value for PEG of 3.17. P/S ratio is 2.88 and the P/B ratio is 7.2. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 95.53 and 47.48 respectively.

At the current price McCormick & Company, Incorporated is trading at, 99.6 (-0.98% today), McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a dividend yield of 1.73%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 48.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.37, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.14% after growing -7.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 11.90%, and 3.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 126.13, and the number of shares float is 121.62. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.25%, and institutional ownership is at 82.90%. The float short is 4.26%, with the short ratio at a value of 8.45. Management has seen a return on assets of 9.60%, 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 0.89. In terms of margins, McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a gross margin of 40.90%, with its operating margin at 13.90%, and McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a profit margin of 10.00%.

The 52 week high is -7.27%, with 30.63% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.13% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.64%.

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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