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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ:PPC)?

The company in question is, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ:PPC) currently with a stock price of 20.85 (-0.38% today). The market cap for Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation is 5578.05, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Food – Major Diversified industry. The target price for Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation is 26.67. Currently Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation is trading with a P/E of 11.38, and a forward P/E of 9.94. Average volume for Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation is 1228.62 and so far today it is 279685.

Performance in the last year for Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation has been 24.60%. For EPS growth, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation has seen a growth of -9.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 6.31%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 43.80% over the last five years and could be *TBA for the next five years. Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -1.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -35.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.46%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -7.78%.

Since the IPO date for Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation on the 12/30/1987, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 5.81%. With Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation trading at 20.85, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 1.84.

So could Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 11.38. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 0.69 and the P/B is at 6.52. The P/cash is 136.05, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.37, and total debt/equity at 1.37.

In terms of margins, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation has a gross margin of 12.00%, an operating margin of 9.50% and a profit margin of 5.80%.Payout ratio for Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 14.40% with return on investment coming to 30.70%.

Insider ownership for Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, is at 75.41% and institutional ownership comes to 28.70%. Outstanding shares are at 266.51. While shares float is 58.69. The float short is currently 29.52%, and short ratio is 14.1.

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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