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Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 28868.73. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Tyson Foods, Inc. is 72.28 (with a change from open of 1.06%), this in conjunction with a target price of 82.2. Volume today has so far reached 1131961, with an average volume of about 2820.32. The GAP for this stock, is -0.06%.

The P/E ratio is 17.34, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 14.66. The current EPS for Tyson Foods, Inc., is 4.13, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 24.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 35.06%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Tyson Foods, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 7.77% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 18.20%. Quarter over quarter is 50.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -6.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 7.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 7.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 1.20% and institutional ownership is 95.00%. Shares outstanding is 403.42, while shares float is at a value of 290.46. Float short for Tyson Foods, Inc. is 4.44% and the short ratio is 4.58.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.62, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.63. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.8, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 12.00% and their operating margin is 7.30%. The profit margin is 4.30%.

Tyson Foods, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 7.20%, and on investment, 9.00%. Return on equity is 16.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.95. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.76, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.79 and Price/cash is 146.54, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 15.7.

The simple moving averages are -2.79% and 9.43% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -6.19% and the 52 week low is 70.14%.

Tyson Foods, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.84%, with a current price of 72.28. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 14.30%. This is in an industry, Meat Products, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Tyson Foods, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Meat Products industry means that Tyson Foods, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -3.00%, with performance for the month coming to -2.47%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 2.65%, and for the half year the performance is 58.96%. Volatility for this week is 3.04% 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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