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Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 27102.99. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Sysco Corporation is 48.75 (with a change from open of 0.64%), this in conjunction with a target price of 51.27. Volume today has so far reached 1272096, with an average volume of about 3352.77. The GAP for this stock, is -0.35%.

The P/E ratio is 29.55, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.82. The current EPS for Sysco Corporation, is 1.65, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 42.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 21.82%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Sysco Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 11.77% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.03%. Quarter over quarter is 212.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 10.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -3.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 5.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 79.00%. Shares outstanding is 557.56, while shares float is at a value of 553.76. Float short for Sysco Corporation is 3.25% and the short ratio is 5.36.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.11, while the total debt/equity comes to 2.14. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.3, and the quick ratio is 1.7. The most recent gross margin is 17.90% and their operating margin is 3.70%. The profit margin is 1.90%.

Sysco Corporation has seen returns on assets of 6.70%, and on investment, 12.50%. Return on equity is 22.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.95. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.54, with Price/book ratio coming to 7.85 and Price/cash is 6.92, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 38.34.

The simple moving averages are -3.30% and 3.60% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -9.09% and the 52 week low is 27.98%.

Sysco Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.55%, with a current price of 48.75. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 74.20%. This is in an industry, Food Wholesale, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Sysco Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Food Wholesale industry means that Sysco Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 1.76%, with performance for the month coming to -1.22%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -5.86%, and for the half year the performance is 21.11%. Volatility for this week is 1.34% and for the month this is 1.19%.

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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