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V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 23308.08. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for V.F. Corporation is 56.93 (with a change from open of 0.56%), this in conjunction with a target price of 67.33. Volume today has so far reached 1008649, with an average volume of about 2523.93. The GAP for this stock, is 0.80%.

The P/E ratio is 20.45, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.71. The current EPS for V.F. Corporation, is 2.75, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 19.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -8.17%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for V.F. Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 11.83% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.18%. Quarter over quarter is -10.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 0.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 17.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 9.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 86.40%. Shares outstanding is 415.03, while shares float is at a value of 411.81. Float short for V.F. Corporation is 2.80% and the short ratio is 4.57.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.3, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.6. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 0.9. The most recent gross margin is 48.10% and their operating margin is 12.90%. The profit margin is 8.90%.

V.F. Corporation has seen returns on assets of 10.90%, and on investment, 18.10%. Return on equity is 21.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.23. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.9, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.03 and Price/cash is 34.46, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 18.13.

The simple moving averages are -8.11% and -7.61% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -21.04% and the 52 week low is 10.98%.

V.F. Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.64%, with a current price of 56.93. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 55.80%. This is in an industry, Textile – Apparel Clothing, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. V.F. Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Textile – Apparel Clothing industry means that V.F. Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -3.88%, with performance for the month coming to -11.39%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -10.99%, and for the half year the performance is -20.07%. Volatility for this week is 2.63% and for the month this is 1.91%.

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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