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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO)?

The company in question is, Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) currently with a stock price of 15.17 (2.09% today). The market cap for Flowers Foods, Inc. is 3065.77, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Processed & Packaged Goods industry. The target price for Flowers Foods, Inc. is 14.57. Currently Flowers Foods, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 16.91, and a forward P/E of 15.35. Average volume for Flowers Foods, Inc. is 3001.21 and so far today it is 818307.

Performance in the last year for Flowers Foods, Inc. has been -40.18%. For EPS growth, Flowers Foods, Inc. has seen a growth of 7.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 6.26%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 6.00% over the last five years and could be 6.30% for the next five years. Flowers Foods, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 0.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.75%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -14.02%.

Since the IPO date for Flowers Foods, Inc. on the 11/05/1987, Flowers Foods, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -28.90%. With Flowers Foods, Inc. trading at 15.17, the dividend yield is 4.31%, and the EPS is 0.88.

So could Flowers Foods, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 16.91. The PEG is 2.68, P/S is 0.79 and the P/B is at 2.67. The P/cash is 264.29, with P/free cash flow at 36.32.

Flowers Foods, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.1, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.78, and total debt/equity at 0.89.

In terms of margins, Flowers Foods, Inc. has a gross margin of 48.00%, an operating margin of 7.70% and a profit margin of 4.80%.Payout ratio for Flowers Foods, Inc. is 67.00%. Return on assets come to 6.60% with return on investment coming to 8.30%.

Insider ownership for Flowers Foods, Inc., is at 4.40% and institutional ownership comes to 70.60%. Outstanding shares are at 206.31. While shares float is 181.03. The float short is currently 15.30%, and short ratio is 9.23.

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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