|Bid||107.91 x 800|
|Ask||107.82 x 800|
|Day's Range||107.06 - 108.36|
|52 Week Range||91.32 - 128.43|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.55|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||22.89|
|Earnings Date||Nov 22, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.52 (3.27%)|
|1y Target Est||108.77|
Smucker shares sinking after reporting earnings that missed estimates on the top and bottom lines. The company, which makes Folgers coffee and jif peanut butter, also lowered its forecast for the rest of the year. Yahoo Finance's Dan Howley joins Akiko Fujita.
General Mills announced mixed fiscal 2020 first-quarter results today. The company’s revenue disappointed and fell short of Wall Street estimates.
(Bloomberg) -- Sustainability-minded millennials increasingly want to know where their cup of Americano or Espresso Macchiato comes from, and some of the world’s top coffee companies are turning to technology for help.Roasters including J.M. Smucker Co. and Jacob Douwe Egberts are joining a blockchain initiative by Farmer Connect, a startup backed by Swiss coffee trader Sucafina and developed in partnership with International Business Machines Corp. The technology will help firms trace the origin of the beans they buy and sell as well as their pricing along the supply chain.The digital ledger system, which usually tracks transactions, will also be used to feed customers detailed information about where the coffee was farmed, milled, exported, imported and roasted through a consumer-facing application called Thank My Farmer. Clientele will also be able to directly support sustainability projects, and from next year, make direct payments to farmers.“Our participation in the Farmer Connect blockchain initiative demonstrates our commitment to providing consumers with the transparency they crave while also creating new ways to support smallholder coffee farmers,” said Joe Stanziano, senior vice president and general manager for Smucker, owner of coffee brands including Folgers, Cafe Bustelo and 1850.The platform, now available to members, will open up for the rest of the market next year, said Dave Behrends, founder and president of Farmer Connect and a partner at Sucafina. The startup plans to raise as much as $20 million at the end of this year or early 2020, making it an industry-wide initiative, he said.Price TransparencyFarmer Connect doesn’t own the data companies input, so when it comes to price -- a sensitive topic for many firms -- it will be the users’ decision to give others permission to see the value of their purchases and sales. Behrends expects roughly 90% of the users to disclose where the coffee comes from, but only about 10% to embrace price transparency at the start.“I would expect that as we evolve as a supply chain and consumers demand more visibility, the pressure will increase for us to be able to prove that we are paying a fair price to farmers,” he said. “That will be something that will become more of the norm.”Coffee traders have struggled with thin margins and increasingly long payment terms by an ever consolidating roasting industry, meaning some traders may chose not to open up their pricing information. While some roasters require proof traders have paid farmers a fair price, the groups that do so successfully are the ones that allow for margins in the supply chain, Behrends said.“I think traders are fine sharing data that ensures farmers have been paid a fair price,” he said, adding that some influential roasters could use the data to pressure their margins.While tapping blockchain will help cut transaction costs, sharing the data with financing banks could also help companies to achieve lower rates, Behrands said. And farmers gain too. Growers will get their own app to receive direct payments, input sales and prices as well as data about themselves. The app, set to be ready in the first quarter next year, will also let farmers verify if the price companies input is correct.“That’s great for two reasons: now we have verified data of how much is going to farmers, it’s not just a trader claiming that they paid the farmer a fair price,” Behrends said. “And for the farmer confirming that, they are building credit history because they are building a digital track-record of production and income and for a lot of the farmers in Africa, that history makes them bankable and open for micro-credit loans for the first time ever.”Farmer Connect -- also supported by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, Japanese trader Itochu Corp., importer RGC Coffee as well as Sucafina and the trader’s private label roaster Beyers Koffie -- is open to later expanding to other commodities such as cocoa and tea.“We believe that Farmer Connect will be the platform of choice for the coffee industry,” said Rajendra Rao, general manager for IBM Food Trust. “We know that both farmers and coffee lovers everywhere will benefit from transparent connectivity.”(Updates with IBM quote in last paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Isis Almeida in Chicago at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tina Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org, Pratish Narayanan, Nicholas LarkinFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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Wall Street slipped on Tuesday, weighed down by financial stocks as a deepening of the Treasury yield curve inversion raised U.S. recession worries and uncertainty over any progress in trade negotiations between the United States and China took a toll. U.S. stocks initially advanced, building on Monday's bounce, as President Donald Trump forecast another round of talks with Beijing. China's foreign ministry, however, reiterated on Tuesday that it had not received any recent U.S. telephone call on trade.
Wall Street slipped on Tuesday, weighed down by financial stocks as a deepened yield curve raised U.S. recession worries, while uncertainty reigned on the progress of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. U.S, stocks initially opened higher, building on Monday's advance, as U.S. President Donald Trump predicted another round of talks with Beijing.
Wall Street slipped on Tuesday hurt by a fall in financial stocks, while revived worries about a U.S. recession overshadowed early optimism of a resolution to the prolonged trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. Investor sentiment soured after the inversion in the U.S. Treasury yield curve deepened further and the benchmark 10-year yields slipped, underscoring safe-haven demand and worries about a softening global economy. "The fact of the matter is that the last time the yield curve inverted was in 2007 and we went into a recession in December of the same year," said Michael Geraghty, equity strategist at Cornerstone Capital Group in New York.
"Our first-quarter performance fell short of our expectations primarily due to the timing of shipments and deflationary pricing in the coffee and peanut butter categories, as well as competitive activity ...
J.M. Smucker (SJM) posted weaker-than-expected fiscal first-quarter results. The company’s first-quarter sales and margin missed analysts' estimate.
With stocks going from positive territory in the morning to negative territory in the afternoon, J.M. Smucker picked a bad day to report disappointing earnings results. The decline sends J.M. Smucker headed for multi-year support near $100. The question now is whether it will hold, in light of the company's quarter and amid a volatile period in the stock market.
Wall Street's main indexes rose for the second straight session on Tuesday, supported by broad-based gains as investors pinned their hopes on a resolution to the protracted U.S.-China trade dispute despite mixed signals from both sides. U.S. stocks closed up more than 1% on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump sought to ease tensions by predicting another round of talks with Beijing. China's foreign ministry, however, reiterated on Tuesday that it had not received any recent telephone call from the United States on trade.
J.M. Smucker's (SJM) first-quarter results are hurt by unfavorable shipment timings, competition in the premium dog food business, and lower pricing in coffee and peanut butter businesses.