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Is Sysco Corporation(NYSE: SYY), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 5/8/1973. Sysco Corporation is in the Food Wholesale industry and Services sector. Average volume for Sysco Corporation, is 3450.22, and so far today it has a volume of 3525200. Performance year to date since the 5/8/1973 is 21.80%.

To help you determine whether Sysco Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 29.74 and forward P/E is 18.92. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Sysco Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.97. P/S ratio is 0.54 and the P/B ratio is 7.9. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.93 and 38.43 respectively.

At the current price Sysco Corporation is trading at, 48.92 (-0.18% today), Sysco Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.53%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 74.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.65, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.81% after growing 42.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 212.30%, and 10.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 555.36, and the number of shares float is 553.71. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 79.00%. The float short is 3.25%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.21. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.70%, and also a return on investment of 12.50%.

The ability for Sysco Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.3, and quick ratio is 1.7. Long term debt/equity is 2.11 and total debt/equity is 2.14. In terms of margins, Sysco Corporation has a gross margin of 17.90%, with its operating margin at 3.70%, and Sysco Corporation has a profit margin of 1.90%.

The 52 week high is -9.36%, with 30.26% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.62% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.01%.

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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