|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||114.00 - 115.93|
|52 Week Range||99.57 - 134.12|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||10.41|
|Earnings Date||Jun 7, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.12 (2.58%)|
|1y Target Est||130.20|
The majority of analysts providing recommendations on Mondelēz (MDLZ) stock maintain a “buy” rating. The company’s rebound in sales on the back of strength in power brands and price restructuring initiatives in emerging markets are expected to drive its sales. Plus, the company’s innovation-led wellness portfolio is expected to bode well given the changing preferences of customers and drive its top line.
Analysts expect Mondelēz to report adjusted earnings of $0.61 per share, which reflects a YoY (year-over-year) increase of 15.1%. Analysts expect Mondelēz’s EPS (earnings per share) to benefit from improved volumes and pricing. Plus, higher productivity savings are expected to boost the company’s earnings growth rate.
Mondelēz (MDLZ) is expected to announce its 1Q18 results on Tuesday, May 1. The company’s top line and bottom line are expected to sustain the growth momentum in 1Q18 and mark YoY (year-over-year) improvement.
ORRVILLE, Ohio, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The J. M. Smucker Company (SJM) (the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a $0.78 per share dividend on the common shares of the Company. The dividend will be paid on Friday, June 1, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Friday, May 11, 2018. For 120 years, The J. M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments.
Analysts expect Hershey (HSY) to post adjusted earnings per share (or EPS) of $1.41 in 1Q18, which reflects year-over-year (or YoY) improvement of 7.6%. The expected earnings also reflect sequential improvement as Hershey’s EPS fell 12.0% YoY in 4Q17. Hershey’s 4Q17 bottom line took a hit from weak volumes and higher costs, and unfavorable mix provided further pressure.
Most analysts have maintained a neutral outlook on McCormick (MKC) stock given the tough retail environment and the company’s high debt after its RB Foods acquisition. The rise of private label products also remains a concern.
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McCormick has been generating stellar earnings growth over the past two quarters. The company’s bottom line grew 31.6% YoY (year-over-year) in fiscal 1Q18, while it increased 21.3% in fiscal 4Q17. McCormick’s strong sales and impressive margins have continued to drive its earnings higher. However, higher interest, commodity, and transportation costs remain a drag.
Whereas most US packaged food manufacturers are struggling to stabilize their margins amid soft sales and manufacturing and logistic cost inflation, McCormick (MKC) has managed to expand its margins at a healthy rate.
Along with Kraft Heinz (KHC), analyst Robert Moskow of Credit Suisse also downgraded J.M. Smucker (SJM) stock, citing problems in its key businesses. In reference to the Folgers brand, Moskow stated that the brand is losing appeal to its key customers, which is a troubling sign, especially given the fact that the brand accounts for about 25% of the company’s overall profits. Also, the analyst raised concerns over the company’s pet foods and snacks business.
J M Smucker Co (NYSE: SJM ) boasts a leadership position in some growing food categories, but Credit Suisse sees multiple reasons for investors to be concerned with the company's brands. The Analyst Credit ...
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Packaged food has been stale for a while, and it may not be more appetizing anytime soon for major sector players such as Kraft Heinz (KHC), Smucker (SJM), and Campbell Soup (CPB), warns Credit Suisse. Moskow downgraded Kraft Heinz to Underperform and lowered his price target to $55 from $77. The stock has already come down "considerably" this year, but it still has further to fall, as Moskow expects consensus revenue and profit estimates will be revised lower.
New Jersey-based retail store chain Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) is set to release its 4Q17 and fiscal 2017 earnings results on April 11, 2018. Revenue is expected to rise 4.2% YoY (year-over-year) to $3.6 billion from $3.5 billion, and earnings per share are expected to fall ~24.0% YoY to $1.40 from $1.80.
J.M. Smucker joins the list of companies taking a deep dive into the pet food and pet care market, one that is growing.
Not all pet-food acquisitions are the same. J.M. Smucker’s $1.7 billion deal for Ainsworth Pet Nutrition looks like a winner.
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J.M. Smucker (SJM) has sustained its sales momentum and recorded improved sales in the past two quarters. Continued growth in its pet foods segment, primarily driven by the Nature’s Recipe brand, has further supported its top-line growth rate. Despite improving fundamentals, analysts prefer to remain on the sidelines as soft demand for packaged foods and margin headwinds stemming from inflation in commodity prices and freight costs are expected to remain a drag.
J.M. Smucker’s (SJM) acquisition of Ainsworth seems a strategic fit since expanding its pet foods category is expected to accelerate its top-line growth rate. As we saw in the previous part of this series, packaged food manufacturers are witnessing sluggish sales for their traditional brands as US consumers shift away from packaged foods, which is taking a toll on their stocks. On the other hand, the US pet foods market is seeing healthy growth.