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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC)?

The company in question is, McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) currently with a stock price of 101.5 (-1.90% today). The market cap for McCormick & Company, Incorporated is 13084.82, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Processed & Packaged Goods industry. The target price for McCormick & Company, Incorporated is 103.67. Currently McCormick & Company, Incorporated is trading with a P/E of 30.69, and a forward P/E of 24.99. Average volume for McCormick & Company, Incorporated is 681.94 and so far today it is 348305.

Performance in the last year for McCormick & Company, Incorporated has been 32.01%. For EPS growth, McCormick & Company, Incorporated has seen a growth of -7.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.22%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 2.50% over the last five years and could be 9.33% for the next five years. McCormick & Company, Incorporated has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 3.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 11.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.67%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 10.98%.

Since the IPO date for McCormick & Company, Incorporated on the 3/26/1990, McCormick & Company, Incorporated has seen performance year to date to be 21.95%. With McCormick & Company, Incorporated trading at 101.5, the dividend yield is 1.66%, and the EPS is 3.37.

So could McCormick & Company, Incorporated, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 30.69. The PEG is 3.29, P/S is 3 and the P/B is at 7.48. The P/cash is 99.5, with P/free cash flow at 49.45.

McCormick & Company, Incorporated ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.1, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.6, and total debt/equity at 0.89.

In terms of margins, McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a gross margin of 40.90%, an operating margin of 13.90% and a profit margin of 10.00%.Payout ratio for McCormick & Company, Incorporated is 48.90%. Return on assets come to 9.60% with return on investment coming to 13.60%.

Insider ownership for McCormick & Company, Incorporated, is at 0.25% and institutional ownership comes to 83.90%. Outstanding shares are at 126.46. While shares float is 121.62. The float short is currently 4.46%, and short ratio is 7.95.

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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