|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||111.49 x 1000|
|Day's Range||109.38 - 110.45|
|52 Week Range||96.13 - 133.38|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||9.32|
|Earnings Date||Nov 28, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.40 (3.06%)|
|1y Target Est||107.54|
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.
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.
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.
Recently, McCormick’s (MKC) margins have been impressive. The company’s margins have expanded at a healthy rate in the past three quarters despite facing headwinds from higher distribution costs. During the last reported quarter, McCormick’s gross margin expanded by 340 basis points, while the operating margins improved by 330 basis points. Higher volumes, increased pricing, improved mix, and cost-saving measures more than offset the negatives stemming from cost inflation.
McCormick (MKC) is expected to announce its third-quarter results on September 27. Analysts expect the company to sustain its double-digit sales and EPS growth rate in the third quarter. McCormick’s top line will likely benefit from its recent acquisitions. Meanwhile, continued strength in the company’s underlying business, new products, higher net price realization, and expanded distribution should support its sales growth rate.
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.
Smucker (SJM) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
The J.M. Smucker Company (SJM) reported strong net sales and earnings in its last reported quarter. The company’s acquisition of Ainsworth significantly boosted its net sales growth rate. Meanwhile, its adjusted earnings jumped 17.9% year-over-year driven by a substantial fall in the effective tax rate.
General Mills (GIS) disappointed with its margins performance in its fiscal 2019 first quarter. Its adjusted gross and operating profit margins fell, reflecting continued inflation in input costs and higher supply-chain costs.
Shares of packaged food manufacturers have eroded a significant amount of investors’ wealth so far this year. Weak organic sales, low margins, and earnings pressures are taking a toll on the financials of these companies and, in turn, their stock prices.
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.
ORRVILLE, Ohio , Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM) will host its 2018 Investor Day on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 , at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time in New York City . Attendance ...
After a sideways range between $100-$110 during the first half of 2018, McCormick (NYSE:MKC), a Fortune 1000 company by revenue, finally broke through $110 in early July and closed at $132.29 on Friday, Sept. 14. Despite the recent impressive run-up in the stock price, I expect the uptrend to continue and there are several long strategies in McCormick stock that could lead to impressive profits.
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.
Analysts expect General Mills (GIS) to report impressive top-line growth in the fiscal first quarter of 2019, registering net sales of $4.1 billion for a YoY (year-over-year) increase of 9.3%. General Mills’ top line is projected to benefit from its recent acquisition of Blue Buffalo.
Analysts expect General Mills (GIS) to disappoint on the earnings front in the fiscal first quarter of 2019. The analyst consensus calls for General Mills to report adjusted EPS of $0.63 in the fiscal first quarter of 2019, a YoY (year-over-year) decline of 11.3%.
General Mills (GIS) is expected to announce its results for the fiscal first quarter of 2019 on Tuesday, September 18. Analysts expect the company’s top line to gain significantly from its recent acquisition of Blue Buffalo. However, continued weakness in its underlying business remains a concern. Analysts expect General Mills’ organic sales growth to remain low as benefits from higher pricing are expected to be offset by soft volumes.
On September 12, Hershey (HSY) announced that it is acquiring Pirate Brands from B&G Foods (BGS) for $420 million. The acquisition of Pirate Brands is a strategic fit for Hershey, as it is expected to strengthen its Amplify Snack Brands portfolio, which is growing at a healthy rate. Hershey’s top line is gaining significantly from its recent acquisition of Amplify Snack Brands, which added 5.9% to its net sales growth rate during the last reported quarter.
The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Goods sector is rising.
After a difficult 2018, investors may consider adding Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) stock to their portfolio for the rest of the year. There are several long strategies in Starbucks stock that could lead to impressive profits. The current dividend yield in Starbucks stock is over 2.5%.
ORRVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The J. M. Smucker Company (SJM) published its 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report outlining the Company's long-standing commitment to responsible practices that have a meaningful impact on the environment and the lives of its stakeholders. "The tangible results shared in our 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report demonstrate that 'doing the right things and doing things right' is not only good for our business but also for the people and natural resources we interact with each day," said Julia Sabin, Vice President of Government Relations and Corporate Sustainability for The J. M. Smucker Company. Five years of progress expanding its coffee sustainability program – Company achieved its goal to source 10 percent of its total retail coffee from certified green coffee sources, positively impacted 16,500 small coffee farmers, improved 19,950 hectares of coffee farmland, and drove a 39 percent increase in coffee yield productivity from existing coffee farmland.
The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Goods sector is rising. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way.
The J M Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM) has pleased shareholders over the past 10 years, paying out an average dividend of 2.0% annually. The company is currently worth US$12.46b, and nowRead More...