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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 14272.43. 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 77.35 (with a change from open of 0.35%), this in conjunction with a target price of 92.82. Volume today has so far reached 424863, with an average volume of about 1466.98. The GAP for this stock, is 0.43%.

The P/E ratio is 28.92, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 20.36. 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 -1.24%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, EPS is looking like it will grow 7.99% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 6.36%. 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 185.96, 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 5.22.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is , while the total debt/equity comes to . 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 4.55. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.71, with Price/book ratio coming to and Price/cash is 8.32, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 60.99.

The simple moving averages are -10.09% and -4.05% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -17.62% and the 52 week low is 19.91%.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has a dividend yield of 2.15%, with a current price of 77.35. 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 -0.54%, with performance for the month coming to -10.87%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -10.49%, and for the half year the performance is 4.06%. Volatility for this week is 1.99% and for the month this is 1.79%.

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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