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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM)?

The company in question is, The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM) currently with a stock price of 140.99 (-0.91% today). The market cap for The J. M. Smucker Company is 16390.09, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Processed & Packaged Goods industry. The target price for The J. M. Smucker Company is 150.4. Currently The J. M. Smucker Company is trading with a P/E of 24.46, and a forward P/E of 17. Average volume for The J. M. Smucker Company is 1117.55 and so far today it is 1321400.

Performance in the last year for The J. M. Smucker Company has been 31.93%. For EPS growth, The J. M. Smucker Company has seen a growth of 73.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 7.72%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 7.50% over the last five years and could be 10.80% for the next five years. The J. M. Smucker Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 24.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 295.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is -6.44%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.51%.

Since the IPO date for The J. M. Smucker Company on the 10/31/1994, The J. M. Smucker Company has seen performance year to date to be 16.07%. With The J. M. Smucker Company trading at 140.99, the dividend yield is 2.13%, and the EPS is 5.77.

So could The J. M. Smucker Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 24.46. The PEG is 2.26, P/S is 2.1 and the P/B is at 2.38. The P/cash is 149.27, with P/free cash flow at 17.43.

The J. M. Smucker Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.73, and total debt/equity at 0.77.

In terms of margins, The J. M. Smucker Company has a gross margin of 38.20%, an operating margin of 14.70% and a profit margin of 8.80%.Payout ratio for The J. M. Smucker Company is 46.50%. Return on assets come to 4.20% with return on investment coming to 6.90%.

Insider ownership for The J. M. Smucker Company, is at 1.50% and institutional ownership comes to 80.80%. Outstanding shares are at 116.25. While shares float is 111.32. The float short is currently 3.92%, and short ratio is 3.9.

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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