36.20 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 4:31PM EDT
|Bid||36.20 x 34100|
|Ask||36.85 x 1000|
|Day's Range||36.03 - 36.82|
|52 Week Range||32.90 - 39.43|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||18.24|
|Earnings Date||Sep 27, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.85 (2.27%)|
|1y Target Est||42.82|
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CHICAGO , Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) today announced that its board of directors approved a quarterly dividend payment of $0.2125 per share of CAG common stock to be ...
Wall Street analysts continue to have a favorable outlook on Conagra Brands (CAG) stock. They expect its recent acquisitions, higher net pricing, improving mix, and cost and productivity savings measures to drive its sales and earnings growth rate. A lower effective tax rate is also likely to cushion its earnings.
For Conagra’s fiscal first quarter, analysts expect it to sustain its EPS growth rate. Analysts expect the company to report adjusted earnings of $0.49 per share, which would be a YoY (year-over-year) growth of 6.5%. A tough YoY comparison, a deceleration in its sales growth rate, higher input, supply-chain costs, and increased interest expenses are likely to restrict Conagra’s EPS growth rate.
Conagra Brands (CAG) is slated to announce its first quarter of fiscal 2019 results on Thursday, September 27. Analysts expect it to sustain its sales and earnings growth momentum, but they expect the growth rate to decelerate, which could be a concern.
On September 19, Hormel Foods (HRL) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 21.5x. However, the company is trading at a higher valuation multiple in comparison to peers. Tyson Foods (TSN) is trading at a 12-month forward PE ratio of 10.2x. Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC), Campbell Soup (CPB), and Conagra (CAG) are trading at 8.2x, 16.2x, and 16.3x, respectively, as of September 19.
Hormel Foods’ (HRL) current dividend yield is 1.9% based on the closing price of $39.66 as of September 19. In comparison, Tyson Foods’ (TSN) current dividend yield stands at 1.9%, while that of Sanderson Farms (SAFM) is 1.3%. Campbell Soup’s (CPB) current yield is 3.5%, and that of Conagra’s (CAG) is 2.3% based on its September 19 closing price. Dividend yield implies the cash flow received by the investor for each dollar invested in the company’s stock.
Analysts remain upbeat and expect McCormick (MKC) to sustain its double-digit EPS growth rate in the third quarter. Analysts expect McCormick to report an adjusted EPS of $1.26 in the third quarter, which reflects 12.5% growth year-over-year.
Wall Street analysts maintain a bullish outlook on Tyson Foods (TSN) stock despite its near-term challenges. Among the 16 analysts providing recommendations on Tyson Foods, ten have given it “buys,” five have given it “holds,” and one has given it a “sell” rating. Shares of Tyson Foods are down 23.1% as retaliatory tariffs from China and Mexico affect exports.
In the past four quarters, McCormick (MKC) has been impressive with its stellar top-line growth due to incremental sales from acquired brands. In the third quarter, analysts remain upbeat. Analysts expect McCormick (MKC) to sustain the sales growth momentum. On average, analysts expect McCormick to report net sales of $1.4 billion in the third quarter, which reflects 14.8% growth year-over-year.
General Mills (GIS) continues to disappoint with its soft organic sales and sluggish margins. During its most recent quarter, the company’s management stated that it had managed to improve its organic sales for the fourth consecutive quarter. The company’s gross and operating profit margins have contracted, reflecting continued inflation in input costs and higher transportation charges.
Analysts are keeping their neutral outlook on General Mills (GIS) stock after its fiscal 2019 first-quarter results. Susquehanna lowered its target price on the stock to $54 from $60. Piper Jaffray increased its target price to $47 from $45.
Conagra (CAG) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
The Hershey Company (HSY) has impressed the market with its recent financial performance. The company’s improved pricing, incremental sales from its Amplify acquisition, lower effective tax rate, and improving outlook on the input cost front are expected to drive its top and bottom lines in the upcoming quarters. Hershey’s top line is expected to increase 3.5%–5.5% in 2018 driven primarily by its Amplify acquisition.
General Mills (GIS) reported stronger-than-expected bottom-line results for its fiscal 2019 first quarter. Its adjusted earnings of $0.71 remained flat YoY (year-over-year) but handily surpassed analysts’ estimate of $0.64.
Morgan Stanley has assumed coverage on the Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) stock with an “underweight” rating and a target price of $52 per share. Analyst Dara Mohsenian of Morgan Stanley stated that the company is likely to underperform its peers with its sales and margin growth rates. Kraft Heinz’s high debt also poses challenges.
The Campbell Soup Company’s (CPB) worries are likely here to stay—at least for the next couple of quarters. The company’s top line is expected to gain from incremental sales from its Snyder’s-Lance acquisition. Meanwhile, Conagra Brands (CAG) announced its acquisition of Pinnacle Foods.
General Mills (GIS) reported Q1 2019 net sales of $4.1 billion, which was marginally below analysts’ estimate. But net sales increased 8.6% YoY (year-over-year). Blue Buffalo contributed ~9% to the net sales growth rate.
Conagra (CAG) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely beat in its next quarterly report.
Analysts maintained a neutral outlook on General Mills (GIS) stock before its earnings for the fiscal first quarter of 2019. Incremental sales from the Blue Buffalo acquisition, higher net price realization, cost and productivity savings, and lower taxes are expected to drive the company’s financials.
General Mills (GIS) impressed with its margin performance during its last reported quarter. GIS improved its gross and operating profit margins in the fiscal fourth quarter despite significant pressure from continued inflation in its input and logistics costs. General Mills’ adjusted gross margin expanded 70 basis points, while its adjusted operating profit margin increased 170 basis points during the fiscal fourth quarter.