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Is Mead Johnson Nutrition Company(NYSE: MJN), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE: MJN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 2/11/2009. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company is in the Processed & Packaged Goods industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, is 1345.39, and so far today it has a volume of 211427. Performance year to date since the 2/11/2009 is 9.90%.

To help you determine whether Mead Johnson Nutrition Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 32.35 and forward P/E is 22.55. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has a value for PEG of 3.99. P/S ratio is 4.11 and the P/B ratio is *TBA. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 9.22 and 67.64 respectively.

At the current price Mead Johnson Nutrition Company is trading at, 85.96 (0.10% today), Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has a dividend yield of 1.92%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 62.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.65, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.30% after growing -7.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -68.60%, and -70.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 184.31, and the number of shares float is 184.19. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 98.70%. The float short is 4.48%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.14. Management has seen a return on assets of 12.90%, and also a return on investment of 30.60%.

The ability for Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.3, and quick ratio is 1.9. Long term debt/equity is *TBA and total debt/equity is *TBA. In terms of margins, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has a gross margin of 64.00%, with its operating margin at 20.40%, and Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has a profit margin of 13.20%.

The 52 week high is -8.94%, with 32.55% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -2.76% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.20%.

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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