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Is Tyson Foods, Inc.(NYSE: TSN), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/9/1986. Tyson Foods, Inc. is in the Meat Products industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Tyson Foods, Inc., is 2715.57, and so far today it has a volume of 2170100. Performance year to date since the 7/9/1986 is 43.93%.

To help you determine whether Tyson Foods, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 18.47 and forward P/E is 15.68. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Tyson Foods, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.02. P/S ratio is 0.73 and the P/B ratio is 2.98. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 142.25 and 15.24 respectively.

At the current price Tyson Foods, Inc. is trading at, 76.26 (-0.65% today), Tyson Foods, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.79%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 14.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.13, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.49% after growing 24.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 50.60%, and -6.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 367.46, and the number of shares float is 290.46. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.20%, and institutional ownership is at 95.00%. The float short is 3.66%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.91. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.20%, and also a return on investment of 9.00%.

The ability for Tyson Foods, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.8, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.62 and total debt/equity is 0.63. In terms of margins, Tyson Foods, Inc. has a gross margin of 12.00%, with its operating margin at 7.30%, and Tyson Foods, Inc. has a profit margin of 4.30%.

The 52 week high is -1.03%, with 86.06% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.29% and the 200 day simple moving average is 18.06%.

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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