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Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE: MJN) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE: MJN), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 14460.72. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Mead Johnson Nutrition Company is 78.31 (with a change from open of 1.52%), this in conjunction with a target price of 92.82. Volume today has so far reached 1674700, with an average volume of about 1379.57. The GAP for this stock, is 0.47%.

The P/E ratio is 29.51, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 20.8. The current EPS for Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, is 2.65, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -7.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 0.76%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, EPS is looking like it will grow 8.00% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.96%. Quarter over quarter is -54.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -55.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 8.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 5.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.21% and institutional ownership is 98.70%. Shares outstanding is 184.66, while shares float is at a value of 184.19. Float short for Mead Johnson Nutrition Company is 4.16% and the short ratio is 5.55.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is *TBA, while the total debt/equity comes to *TBA. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.3, and the quick ratio is 1.9. The most recent gross margin is 64.00% and their operating margin is 20.40%. The profit margin is 13.20%.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has seen returns on assets of 12.90%, and on investment, 30.60%. Return on equity is -137.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 4.95. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.76, with Price/book ratio coming to *TBA and Price/cash is 8.43, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 61.8.

The simple moving averages are -7.07% and -2.85% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -16.60% and the 52 week low is 21.40%.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has a dividend yield of 2.11%, with a current price of 78.31. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 62.10%. This is in an industry, Processed & Packaged Goods, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company is based in USA.

Performance in the Processed & Packaged Goods industry means that Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has seen performance for the past week of 0.22%, with performance for the month coming to -5.93%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -10.18%, and for the half year the performance is 14.83%. Volatility for this week is 1.40% and for the month this is 1.96%.

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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