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How to buy McCormick-and-Company Incorporated stock

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McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a packaged foods business based in the US. McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares (MKC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. McCormick-and-Company Incorporated employs 13,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.9 billion.

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McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-16.
52-week rangeUSD$73.8138 - USD$104.6094
50-day moving average USD$87.0765
200-day moving average USD$91.6464
Wall St. target priceUSD$92.94
PE ratio 31.1659
Dividend yield USD$1.27 (1.44%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.839

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Is McCormick-and-Company Incorporated under- or over-valued?

Valuing McCormick-and-Company Incorporated stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's P/E ratio

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's PEG ratio

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.7259. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's EBITDA

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM USD$5.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.65%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.91%
Return on equity TTM 19.76%
Profit margin 13.02%
Book value $15.539
Market capitalisation USD$23.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares

There are currently 4.9 million McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 6.4% down from 5.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares can be evaluated.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 1.4 million). McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 3.47. In other words for every 100,000 McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3470 shares are currently held short.

However McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against McCormick-and-Company Incorporated.

Find out more about how you can short McCormick-and-Company Incorporated stock.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like McCormick-and-Company Incorporated.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 30.72

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's overall score of 30.72 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 58th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like McCormick-and-Company Incorporated is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.06/100

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's environmental score of 8.06 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that McCormick-and-Company Incorporated is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's social score

Social score: 15.6/100

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's social score of 15.6 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that McCormick-and-Company Incorporated is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's governance score

Governance score: 3.07/100

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that McCormick-and-Company Incorporated is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. McCormick-and-Company Incorporated scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that McCormick-and-Company Incorporated has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

McCormick & Company, Incorporated was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 30.72
Total ESG percentile 58.18
Environmental score 8.06
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 15.6
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 3.07
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 37.54% of net profits

Recently McCormick-and-Company Incorporated has paid out, on average, around 37.54% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shareholders could enjoy a 1.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's case, that would currently equate to about $1.27 per share.

While McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that McCormick-and-Company Incorporated may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's most recent dividend payout was on 25 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's shares ever split?

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 30 November 2020. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's share price.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as $73.8138 up to $104.6094. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's is 0.4672. This would suggest that McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated overview

McCormick & Company, Incorporated manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the food industry. The company operates in two segments, Consumer and Flavor Solutions. The Consumer segment offers spices, herbs, and seasonings, as well as desserts. This segment markets its products under the McCormick, French, Frank's RedHot, Lawry's, Gourmet Garden, Club House, and OLD BAY brands in the Americas; Ducros, Schwartz, Kamis, and Drogheria & Alimentari, and Vahiné brand names in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; McCormick and DaQiao brands in China; and McCormick, Aeroplane, and Gourmet Garden brand names in Australia, as well as markets regional and ethnic brands, such as Zatarain's, Stubb's, Thai Kitchen, and Simply Asia. It also supplies its products under the private labels. This segment serves retailers comprising grocery, mass merchandise, warehouse clubs, discount and drug stores, and e-commerce retailers directly and indirectly through distributors or wholesalers. The Flavor Solutions segment offers seasoning blends, spices and herbs, condiments, coating systems, and compound flavors to multinational food manufacturers and foodservice customers.

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