K - Kellogg Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
61.93
-0.46 (-0.74%)
At close: 4:01PM EDT
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Previous Close62.39
Open62.40
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask0.00 x 800
Day's Range61.23 - 62.64
52 Week Range51.34 - 72.98
Volume1,608,694
Avg. Volume2,311,660
Market Cap21.095B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.77
PE Ratio (TTM)24.84
EPS (TTM)2.49
Earnings DateOct 29, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield2.28 (3.65%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-08-30
1y Target Est62.88
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    (Bloomberg) -- In the world of artificial meats, you can’t get more alien than growing your beef in space.That’s what the Israeli startup Aleph Farms showed might be possible in an experiment on the International Space Station last week, where it grew small-scale muscle tissue from bovine cells using equipment made by the Russian company 3D Bioprinting Solutions.“We are working on a new method to produce the same meat, but in a way that uses less than half of the greenhouse gasses,” said Didier Toubia, co-founder and chief executive officer of Aleph Farms, noting that the experiment was preliminary and just a proof of concept. “The experiment in space shows that meat can be cultivated in the harshest conditions, meaning anywhere, anytime and for anyone.”Consumers, cutting down on meat intake for dietary reasons or concern for environment, have already been introduced to plant-based burgers, sausage and other meat-like products.Beyond Meat Inc., a company that touts its production process as more humane and sustainable than livestock production, has seen its stock soar since its early May debut price. The market for such plant-based products is expected to reach $27.9 billion by 2025 according to research firm Markets and Markets, and Beyond Meat already competes with Impossible Foods Inc. Kellogg Co., Nestle and Tyson Foods Inc., among others.While partly a publicity stunt, the experiment’s goal was to help the Aleph Farms advance its research into meat production in harsh conditions without depending on natural resources, the company said. The U.S.-based Meal Source Technologies and Finless Food also participated in the experiment. While Aleph Farms’ proof of concept in space was successful, even on Earth it will take at least three years before consumers will be able to buy its steaks or burgers, according to company estimates.“The mission of providing access to high-quality nutrition anytime, anywhere in a sustainable way is an increasing challenge for all humans,” said Jonathan Berger, CEO of The Kitchen accelerator that co-founded Aleph.Aleph Farms, which has raised about $13 million, has investors including Israel’s Strauss Group, Cargill Inc., New Crop Capital, and Vis Vires New Protein.(Updates with names of other companies involved in the experiment)To contact the reporter on this story: Gwen Ackerman in Jerusalem at gackerman@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Riad Hamade at rhamade@bloomberg.net, Giles TurnerFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Kellogg Company Sets Date for 2019 Third Quarter Results Conference Call / Webcast
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    Kellogg Company Sets Date for 2019 Third Quarter Results Conference Call / Webcast

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    With HEXO Corp. (NYSE:HEXO) firmly below the key $1 billion market capitalization, investors are at a loss on what to do next. Although HEXO stock is holding the $4 support line, its earnings report, estimated to take place on Oct. 3, might prove to be a turning point.Source: Shutterstock Ahead of the report, MKM Partners initiated coverage on a few cannabis companies last Friday, Sept. 20. It gave HEXO stock a buy rating, which sent the stock up that day. Howver, to get an idea on what to expect from HEXO's upcoming report, investors should look at the Q3 2019 report posted in June. Investors are Tired of WaitingHexo reported revenue growth of 944%, albeit at $9.76 million. Analysts expected $1 million but at this level, the absolute figures should not matter much. Hexo's vision of becoming a top-three global cannabis company is a secondary point. Cannabis stocks are simply out of favor.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSince peaking in May, stocks like Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) and Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) are in a sustained downtrend. Investors have grown tired of waiting for profits to come. But that is the nature of a nascent industry that needs the big players to spend heavily on operating expenses. And while these companies continue to grow revenue at a blistering pace, the profits never seem to come.Why is Hexo stock different from all other cannabis companies, if at all? * 7 Momentum Stocks to Buy On the Dip Hexo outlined three pillars that will deliver on its goal in becoming a top-three global cannabis firm, specifically, according to management's conference call comments: operational stability; product innovation; and, brand leadership. It invested in a strong team of scientists, chemists, and those with industry experience working at Kellogg's (NYSE:K) or Coca Cola (NYSE:KO). With 25 PhDs on staff, the R&D department is developing innovative products. To leverage its expertise, Hexo is partnered with Fortune 500 companies.The company secured around 200,000 kilograms of hemp supply for CBD and non-THC cannabinoid extraction for the fiscal 2020 year. It has a secondary supply agreement that adds 60,000 kilograms of hemp. The risk here is similar to that faced by other cannabis firms: it is waiting for the second stage of legalization in October in Canada -- the production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals. Its strategy also relies on cannabis legalization in eight U.S. states in 2020. New Lows for HEXO Stock PossibleAt a recent price of $3.94, HEXO stock is down 53% from 52-week highs but is still up 30% from yearly lows. The increased selling pressure could send the stock to new lows. This may frustrate existing shareholders. Still, those willing to average down or to start on a speculative position could get a big reward. Cannabis legalization in the U.S., Canada, and in other countries will lead to revenue growth.Hexo has the title of being the first cannabis company to join the Food and Consumer Products of Canada, a leading national trade group. The company's added 374 new workers and raised its total headcount to 822 employees at the end of last quarter. It has 1,100 employees in total. CAD $400 Million Revenue TargetHexo has an ambitious CAD $400 million ($301.5 million) revenue target. It faces two risks in getting there. First, regulatory risks would delay the advancements of its products. More likely, regulatory delays will push out the company meeting its revenue target. Execution is the second risk. If its Belleville operations are ready in the fall as planned, Hexo will be mitigating that risk. * 7 CBD Stocks to Buy That Are Still Worth Your Investment Dollars In Quebec, Hexo targets 30% share. But Hexo has a preferred supplier status in the region, a strong reputation, and a product its customers like.In the near-term, the company set a goal of a 40% gross margin. Longer-term, the company may achieve 50%. But to get there, it needs to be a top-four global cannabis company. Your Takeaway on HEXO StockInvestors have a number of financial models available to forecast the stock's fair value. But until Hexo starts generating consistently growing revenue each quarter, the estimate is a guess with a wide margin for error. Investors should instead wait for legalization and regulatory clarity first. This will remove some of the risks that may still not yet be priced in HEXO stock.Disclosure: As of this writing, the author did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Triple-'F' Rated Stocks to Leave on the Shelf * 10 Excellent Stocks to Watch for 2020 and Beyond * 7 Consumer Stocks to Buy in an Uncertain Market The post Why HEXO Stock is Starting to Look Attractive at These Levels appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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    [Editor's note: This article was originally published in August 2018. It has been revised to reflect current market trends.] The IPO success of Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:BYND) has me revisiting the world of plant-based foods and exploring how investors can take advantage of the move to meatless alternatives. Today, the global plant-based meat market is estimated to be $12.1 billion. It's expected to grow to $27.9 billion by 2025, a compound annual growth rate of 15%.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWhile many companies have focused on vegetarian and vegan markets in the past, it's clear that most food companies are now going after the "flexitarian" consumer: the person who still eats meat, but is opting for meatless alternatives regularly. Today, 32% of Americans identify themselves as flexitarian.As a result of this change in consumer tastes, companies have invested a total of $16 billion in plant-based meat, egg and dairy products. The "vegan wave" is now the flexitarian wave. * 7 Discount Retail Stocks to Buy for a Recession Regardless of what you want to call it, these seven companies are taking advantage of the move to meatless alternatives. And some of these stocks to buy might even make you a lot of money in the long run. Beyond Meat (BYND)Source: calimedia / Shutterstock.com By now, the Beyond Meat story is known by most investors, so I'll keep the IPO details to a minimum.The California plant-based food company went public on May 1 at $25 a share, selling 9.6 million of its stock for net proceeds of $219 million, not including the underwriters' over-allotment. The company's shareholders didn't sell any of their shares in the IPO. However, on Aug. 2, it did file a final prospectus that will see Beyond Meat sell 250,000 shares to the public along with some of its pre-IPO shareholders, selling 3 million shares of BYND stock. The company wisely waived the 180-day lock-up period for its main investors so that they can cash out a portion of their shares while they're up almost six-fold. A fundamental capital allocation principle is to sell your stock when it is expensive and repurchase it when it's cheap. While Beyond Meat's Q2 2019 net loss was $9.4 million, it did generate an operating profit of $2.2 million in the second quarter, a considerable improvement from the $7.3 million loss a year ago. Oh, and it's hard to forget revenues increased by 267% in the quarter to $67.3 million. As someone who buys their burgers quite frequently, it's not hard to see why. Tyson Foods (TSN)Source: Daniel J. Macy / Shutterstock.com A lot has happened since I last wrote about Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) and its foray into meatless alternatives. Some of it good, some of it bad. In 2016, Tyson made a 5% investment in Beyond Meat, the company behind the burger that has taken Canada and the U.S. by storm. It upped its stake at the end of 2017 as part of a $55 million investment round by the California-based company."We got attacked when we signed a deal with Tyson. People said I personally have blood on my hands," said Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown at the time. "Tyson took a big risk, too. I mean Hayes didn't get any love letters when he backed us. But I'd much rather try to get things done than throw stones, and the people at Tyson know how to move the needle."Unfortunately for Tyson shareholders, the company didn't make it to the ball, selling its shares in April for an undisclosed amount, after Tyson CEO Noel White decided the company would create its own plant-based protein line. Tyson's brand is called Raised & Rooted. It will compete with Beyond Meat. However, while its chicken nugget product will be meatless, its burger will contain Angus beef as well as pea protein isolate. According to TSN's chief marketing officer, "While most Americans still choose meat as their primary source of protein, interest in plant and blended proteins is growing significantly". * 10 Battered Tech Stocks to Buy Now The fact is, 70% of the people who eat Beyond Meat burgers are meat-eaters. Sustainable foods are the wave of the future. Kellogg (K)Source: DenisMArt / Shutterstock.com When most people think of Kellogg (NYSE:K), the first thing that likely comes to mind is cereal: Special K, Frosted Flakes, Mini-Wheats, etc. However, it has owned a vegetarian food brand called MorningStar Farms since acquiring the business in 1999. The company sells over 90 million pounds of faux meat (burgers, chicken, sausage, etc.) every year, with a third from fake burgers and the remaining two-thirds from its other products. Estimates suggest that MorningStar generates $450 million in annual revenue, about double the amount Beyond Meat sells in a year. Beyond Meat is valued at 64 times sales. If MorningStar Farms were given the same valuation, it would be worth $29 billion to Kellogg, about 50% more than the company's current market cap. It is clear that Kellogg is aware of MorningStar Farm's potential"When we [Kellogg] have spoken to people, we've seen that the desire to eat plant-based alternatives has increased in the last four years by 45%, and 53% of the Canadians we speak to are already eating meat alternatives," Kellogg Canada's VP of Marketing Christine Jakovcic recently stated. The big question is whether its management is smart enough to take advantage of the popularity of meatless products. Amazon (AMZN)Source: Shutterstock It has been a whirlwind 23 months since Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) stunned the world buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.Prognosticators of all types came out of the woodwork predicting the many changes Jeff Bezos would implement at the healthy foods grocery-store chain.One of the more sensible changes is expanding Whole Foods' delivery network. Whole Foods now provides two-hour delivery in 90 cities across the U.S.Not surprisingly, the predicted drop in prices at Whole Foods, has yet to materialize."While deeper promotional pricing on key items, incremental savings … and increased convenience for Prime Members in the first year under Amazon ownership have caught our eye as consumers, the reality is that Whole Foods pricing on a broad basket has remained largely unchanged," stated a report from Gordon Haskett Research Advisors.According to the report, $400 spent on a basket of food at Whole Foods in October 2017, now costs $398.50, producing a whopping $1.50 in savings. * 7 Stocks to Buy In a Flat Market If you're an Amazon investor, this is excellent news because the money to pay for a $15 minimum wage has to come from somewhere. Con Agra (CAG)Source: Shutterstock In my previous article about the move to plant-based foods, I discussed Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN), one of the earliest adopters of meatless and vegan alternatives. One of its companies is Yves Veggie Cuisine, founded by Canadian food entrepreneur Yves Potvin in 1985. Potvin used $5,000 of his own money, $10,000 from family and $25,000 in small-business loans to get it up-and-running. Potvin sold Yves to Hain in 2001.Potvin's next move was to create Gardein in 2003, a maker of meatless alternatives, including veggie burgers and chicken sliders, the founder's favorite Gardein product. Potvin sold Gardein in 2014 to Pinnacle Foods, now a subsidiary of ConAgra Brands (NYSE:CAG), for $154 million. ConAgra likely acquired Pinnacle Foods, in part, to take advantage of the flexitarian movement."That means the opportunity here could be in the range of $30 billion just in the U.S.," CEO Sean Connolly said recently. "And you know, there's even more opportunity internationally."If you are a CAG shareholder, Gardein is a big reason to hang on to your stock. Restaurant Brands International (QSR)Source: Shutterstock While most investors in the U.S. are familiar with Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) because of its Burger King restaurants, up here in Canada, where I live, Tim Hortons is an iconic name that RBI is trying to grow with Canadians and coffee lovers in other parts of the world, including the U.S.To compete with other fast-casual names, Tim Hortons has introduced and continues to test plant-based alternatives. In the past month, Tim Hortons has launched a Beyond Meat burger in Canada, Beyond Meat vegetarian sausage patties, and is experimenting with plant-based eggs. Early indications suggest the plant-based eggs, which are made by San Francisco food company Just, are getting rave reviews. According to a Just spokesperson, "Canada is one of the most requested markets for JUST and we're excited to be able to offer our product at select Tim Hortons locations for this market test." * 7 Deeply Discounted Energy Stocks to Buy I haven't been a fan of QSR stock -- it has a lot of debt -- but if it continues to innovate in this growing area of the restaurant and food industries, I might just have to change my tune. Impossible FoodsSource: Shutterstock In the previous slide, I discussed some of the initiatives Restaurant Brands International were doing for its Tim Hortons brand in Canada. I mentioned that the company also owns Burger King. Well, Burger King announced Aug. 1 that it is testing the Impossible Whopper, a plant-based version of its top-selling burger, for one month across all 7,200 stores in the U.S.Impossible Foods make the Impossible Whopper, the same people behind the plant-based burger that's available at all Wahlburger locations across the U.S. Burger King first tested the Impossible Whopper in 59 stores in the St. Louis area. The stores that sold this burger saw foot traffic increase by a whopping 18.5%. However, because the burger contains soy leghemoglobin, it isn't considered to be vegan.In May, Impossible Foods raised $300 million to bring its total funds raised to $750 million since its inception in 2011. Although the company is expected to go public at some point in 2020, it's not in a rush to do an IPO. Like Beyond Meat, it has a who's who list of investors, including Serena Williams, Bill Gates, Jay-Z and many others. The latest fundraise valued Impossible Foods at $2 billion. 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  • Beyond Meat vs Kellogg vs Restaurant Brands: Which is the Better Buy?
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    Beyond Meat vs Kellogg vs Restaurant Brands: Which is the Better Buy?

    Investors might be wondering what Beyond Meat (BYND), Kellogg (K) and Restaurant Brands International (QSR) all have in common. The answer is that each wants to control the plant-based meat segment of the market.With Barclays predicting that plant-based product sales will reach $140 billion in the next decade, it’s no wonder food companies are expanding their product offerings to include meatless alternatives.  Bearing this in mind, we used the TipRanks Stock Comparison tool to see which stock serves up the most compelling investment opportunity. Let’s get started. Beyond Meat Inc. (BYND)It’s no question that Beyond Meat has disrupted the vegan food market. The first plant-based meat producer has skyrocketed 136% since its May 2 IPO. BYND already boasts Dunkin (DNKN) and Kentucky Fried Chicken (YUM) as partners, with its products also appearing in many grocery stores. That being said, analysts aren’t convinced that BYND has what it takes to outperform in the long-run.The fact is, plant-based meat isn’t a patented technology, with several companies following BYND’s lead by adding their own vegan meat options. Kroger (KR) announced on September 5 that it was launching plant-based deli meats and sausages under its Simple Truth brand. One analyst argues that its fast-growing retail presence, attractive placement and favorable media impressions won’t be enough to shield BYND from the competition. D.A. Davidson’s Brian Holland states that its larger competitors have the resources and pricing power that BYND just doesn’t have. It doesn’t help that BYND has a valuation problem. “We estimated EV/Sales on fiscal 2024 estimates of $1.2089 billion and discounted back. This multiple is already a 50% premium to Beyond Meat's Growth Staples peers and compares to the stock's current multiple of 29.5 times NTM revenue,” Holland noted. Based on all of the above factors, the analyst initiated coverage with a Sell and set a $130 price target on September 5. He thinks that share prices could drop 16% in the next twelve months. All in all, Wall Street analysts deem BYND a ‘Hold’. Its $124 average price target indicates 20% downside potential. Kellogg (K)Kellogg is one of the many companies trying to take market share from BYND. The company announced on September 4 that it is launching its plant-based meat, Incogmeato, in early 2020. These burgers will be released under the MorningStar brand and are different from its existing veggie burgers as they are fully plant-based. K will also start selling plant-based chicken nuggets and tenders.In addition to its foray into the plant-based food space, Kellogg has pivoted away from its legacy cereal-first approach with it shifting focus towards the snack segment of its business. In January, the company started selling Cheez-It Snap’d as well as launched Pop-Tart Bites and Rice Krispie Treat Poppers in 2018. Not to mention the company already added protein bars to the product lineup with its $600 million acquisition of RXBAR in 2017.While some analysts think K's upside has already been factored into the share price, Goldman Sachs analyst Jason English argues that these positive developments could drive a profit margin improvement as well as stronger organic sales. “A number of changes have occurred at the company in recent years that we believe will sustain a faster growth trend at K than the company has been able to historically achieve; primarily a strategic pivot to snacks (vs. its legacy cereal-first approach) and completed M&A (albeit at lofty valuations) which has bolstered its EM exposure,” he explained. As a result, he upgraded the stock from a Hold to a Buy while raising the price target from $58 to $72 on September 6. The new price target demonstrates his confidence that shares could surge 12% over the next twelve months. Wall Street isn’t as bullish on Kellogg. 4 Buy ratings versus 7 Holds and 2 Sells assigned over the last three months add up to a ‘Hold’ analyst consensus. Its $65 average price target suggests 2% upside potential. While this upside is minor, K still boasts better growth prospects than BYND.      Restaurant Brands International (QSR)The last stock on our list is known as the force behind Burger King, Tim Hortons and Popeyes, with it also hoping to ride the vegan wave.In the beginning of August, Burger King launched its plant-based burger at over 7,000 U.S. locations. The Impossible Whopper is the product of its partnership with Impossible Foods, a top Beyond Meat rival. According to Cowen & Co. analyst Andrew Charles, the Impossible Whopper could drive 6% same-store sales growth in the third quarter at Burger Kings located throughout the U.S. The plant-based burger is convincing consumers to spend more as orders with the Impossible Whopper cost $10 or higher, compared to Burger King's average check of $7.36 in 2018. “While data is limited, our check suggests Impossible Whopper is attracting new and lapsed users to the brand that skew younger and affluent, as well as driving high rates of repeat orders," Charles added. Investors have more reason to be excited about QSR thanks to its new Popeye’s chicken sandwich launch. After its widely successful August 12 launch left several locations sold out, management stated it blew through the inventory of chicken filets a month ahead of schedule thanks to intense social media buzz. All of this played into Charles’ conclusion that QSR is poised to soar. As a result, the five-star analyst reiterated his Buy rating and $85 price target on August 29. He believes shares could gain 13% over the next twelve months.Wall Street appears to mirror the analyst’s sentiment. QSR boasts a ‘Strong Buy’ analyst consensus and an $82 average price target, implying 8% upside potential.   The Bottom LineThe results are in and according to Wall Street analysts, QSR is the top pick. While the Stock Comparison tool shows that BYND's gain was the largest, QSR is the long-term winner as it comes out on top in terms of both analyst consensus as well as upside potential. Find Wall Street’s most loved stocks with the Top Analysts’ Stocks tool