|Bid||81.20 x 800|
|Ask||80.81 x 1000|
|Day's Range||80.79 - 81.75|
|52 Week Range||49.77 - 84.30|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.60|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||14.43|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.50 (1.85%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Conagra sees a multibillion-dollar opportunity in the Gardein brand, which it acquired in the 2018 Pinnacle Foods deal.
Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court Leo Strine will retire in the next few months, Governor John Carney announced on Monday, a leadership change in the court system that decides disputes for more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies. Strine, 55, said in a letter to the governor he was prepared to serve until the end of October so a replacement could be identified, according to Carney. Delaware is one of the smallest U.S. states by land area, but more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies incorporate there because of the business expertise of its courts.
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If there's a bigger IPO story in 2019 than Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:BYND), I'd love to know what it is. Beyond Meat stock gained 163% in its first day of trading May 2. Through June 27, it's up 542%, trading at more than six times its IPO price of $25. It doesn't get much better than an annualized total return of 3,200%. In early June, InvestorPlace contributor Luce Emerson suggested investors ought to take profits on Beyond Meat stock. At the time it was trading around $140; it has since added another 13% over three weeks. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIt can't keep going higher, can it? I've been on the plant-based foods bandwagon for a while, so I believe that anything is possible. Last October, I recommended Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) in large part because of its investment in Beyond Meat. Tyson sold its stake in April before the IPO because it planned to create its own plant-based protein products, putting it in direct competition with Beyond Meat. * The 7 Top Small-Cap Stocks Of 2019 However, as much as I believe in plant-based foods, Beyond Meat stock is ridiculously expensive. Therefore, I thought I would recommend seven of the best stocks to buy for the same price as one share of Beyond Meat stock. Here's what I've found. Best Stocks to Buy: Cactus (WHD)Oil Drilling SunriseI had never heard of Cactus (NYSE:WHD) until reading an article about the maker of oil-drilling equipment a few days ago. However, I wanted to recommend one stock from seven different sectors and it seemed like a solid pick from the basic materials sector. As I write this, WHD is trading around $33, about 22% off its 52-week high of $40.97. Cactus reported its 2019 first-quarter results in early May. They were very positive, with sales up 13.6% on a sequential basis from the fourth quarter to $158.9 million. On the bottom line, adjusted net income rose 9% on a sequential basis to $36.9 million. On a year-over-year basis, revenues and adjusted net income increased by 38% and 43%, respectively. More importantly, Cactus saw revenue growth across all three of its operating segments, a positive sign considering rig counts continue to decline. Cactus has $88 million in cash, no long-term debt, and all of its revolving credit facility available. The company expects to spend up to $65 million in fiscal 2019 on capital expenditures, which means free cash flow could go over $100 million on the year.Trading at a forward P/E of 14, Cactus is a diamond in the rough. Tapestry (TPR)Source: Shutterstock Ever since the owner of Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman announced in 2017 that it was changing its corporate name from Coach to Tapestry (NYSE:TPR), its stock has been on a downward spiral, trading about 23% lower than two years ago. If you look at its most recent earnings report from early May, Tapestry's business isn't doing that badly, with overall revenue of $1.33 billion in the third quarter, $10 million higher than a year earlier, and non-GAAP operating income of $141 million, $43 million lower than a year earlier. Through the first nine months of 2019, however, Tapestry had an operating profit of $725 million on $4.51 billion in sales for an operating margin of 16.1%, considerably higher than its operating margin in the third quarter. Happy that it's on target to meet its financial goals in 2019, Tapestry's board's approved a $1 billion share repurchase program to buy back its stock. Given TPR stock is down almost 7% year to date through June 26 and its free cash flow of $747 million over the trailing 12 months is higher than it's been in some time, now is an excellent time to reduce the share count. * The Top 8 Tech Stocks of 2019 (So Far) If not for Kate Spade's poor performance, TPR stock would be much higher. In my opinion, it's an underappreciated consumer goods stock, ready to move higher. Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT)Source: Shutterstock The past five years have not been kind to Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (NYSE:SKT). The retail REIT has an annualized total return of -8.8%, considerably worse than its retail REIT peers, who're up 2.5% over the same period. In September 2017, I recommended Dividend Aristocrats, suggesting that a low stock price combined with a high occupancy rate should provide REIT investors with both income and growth. At the time of my recommendation, it was trading around $24. Down 33% in the 22 months since, I'm suggesting doubling down isn't the worst idea in the world. Here's why: Tanger's first-quarter results saw its occupancy rate drop by 50 basis points to 95.4%. That's only 70 basis points lower than where it was September 2017. In Q1 2019, Tanger sold four non-core outlet centers for gross proceeds of $130.5 million. The four centers accounted for 5.1% of the REITs 2019 portfolio net operating income (NOI). The four centers averaged 24 years of age and didn't fit the company's plans for future growth. If you consider that almost every financial metric of the four centers sold wasn't nearly in line with its other 40, the fact that it has been proactive about under-performing assets is a good sign. For the year, Tanger expects its funds from operations (FFO) to be at least $2.22. Trading at 7.1 times FFO, SKT stock is an excellent value at current prices. Petmed Express (PETS)Source: Shutterstock You might be wondering why I keep recommending value stocks.When you get a stock like Beyond Meat that's trading at 80 times sales, in a market that's also reasonably expensive, the only way to get seven stocks to buy for less than $158 is by considering some of the value plays that are out there. Petmed Express (NASDAQ:PETS) is one such stock, trading within 5% of its 52-week low and valued at only 1.2 times sales. It's the antithesis of Beyond Meat. On June 20, PETS hit a four-year low on fears the online pet pharmacy would be unable to compete with Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Walmart (NYSE:WMT), who announced in May that it would open 100 veterinary clinics over the next 12 months as well as Walmart Pet RX, an online pharmacy, to save pet owners money on their prescriptions.In fiscal 2019, PetMed's revenues grew by 3.5% to $283.4 million with a profit of $37.7 million, 1.2% higher than a year earlier. CEO Menderes Akdag admitted the market has become more competitive in recent years. To fight off the competition, PETS stock is maintaining low prices, increasing advertising, and investing in its e-commerce business. * 7 Stocks to Buy for a Dovish Fed With no debt, $100 million in cash, and almost $45 million in free cash flow, a private equity buyer has to be interested in taking it private. CAE (CAE)Source: Shutterstock Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger appeared before a congressional panel June 19 arguing that all pilots should get new flight simulator training before returning the grounded Boeing 737 MAX to service. While Sullenberger believes simulator training is necessary, Boeing thinks differently: they believe a one-hour computer-based course educating pilots on the updates to the MCAS software used in the 737 is all that's required to get them up to speed. If you own CAE (NYSE:CAE) stock, you're likely hoping that the Federal Aviation Administration listens to Sullenberger and not Boeing (NYSE:BA), because it could mean more revenue for the Montreal-based company that specializes in full-flight simulators.CAE got its start in 1947 under the name Canadian Aviation Electronics. Initially, CAE repaired and overhauled military aircraft. Today, it trains more than 220,000 civil and defense crew members around the world. CAE reported its Q4 and 2019 results in May. On the top line, it had annual sales of C$3.3 billion, 17% higher than a year earlier. On the bottom line, adjusted net income was C$335.2 million, 13% higher than in 2017. Over the past year, CAE's civil aviation business sold 78 full-flight simulators as well as booking $2.8 billion in future orders for training and simulators. As commercial air flight becomes more popular outside North America, CAE's global presence will continue to grow. Fastenal (FAST)Source: Shutterstock If you've owned Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) stock over the past few years, you're probably pleased about its performance. Up 16% on an annualized basis over the past 10 years, the distributor of industrial and construction products continues to change with the times. One of the distributor's newer growth initiatives are the industrial vending devices it introduced in 2008. FAST offers 23 different versions to customers, each device generating from $1,500 to $3,000 per month. At the end of the first quarter, Fastenal had 83,410 industrial devices in the field, a ratio of 27 vending devices to one in-market location, which is defined as both public branch locations and Onsite locations at a customer's facility. The number of Fastenal's industrial vending machines grew by 13.4% in the first quarter.In terms of profits, Fastenal made $194.1 million in the first quarter, 11.4% higher than its profit a year earlier. Due to fewer shares outstanding as a result of share repurchases, the company's earnings per share increased by 11.9% in the first quarter. Although FAST stock's gross profit margin was 100 basis points lower in the first quarter at 47.7%, its operating margin was 20%, 20 basis points higher than a year earlier. * 10 Best S&P 500 Stocks to Buy For the Rest of 2019 Trading at a forward P/E of 21.2, Fastenal stock is currently valued at less than its 5-year historical average P/E of 25.3.I continue to see solid growth at Fastenal. Opera (OPRA)Source: Hillary via FlickrNorwegian browser Opera (NASDAQ:OPRA) went public in July 2018 at $12 a share. Almost a year later, it's trading below its IPO price, but well above its 52-week low of $5.31 that it hit in December. Up 87% year-to-date through June 26, if you bought earlier this year, you made a smart purchase. Does it have more gas in the tank? I think it does. On June 26, Opera released an iOS version of its web browser, to add to the Android and PC versions that already exist. Opera's browser includes a crypto wallet that allows users to "seamlessly interact with the next generation of Web 3 applications on the Ethereum blockchain," stated the company press release. With Opera's browser, getting into using cryptocurrencies just became that much easier. Opera also launched Opera News in January 2017 as part of its mobile browsers. Two-and-a-half years later, Opera News has reached 150 million monthly active users, almost twice as large as Apple News. On May 22, Opera announced its first-quarter results. Revenues were up, while profits were down. In 2019, it expects revenues to be at least $230 million (34% growth) with adjusted EBITDA of between $30 million and $45 million. As Opera News continues to gain traction, profits in 2020 and beyond will continue to grow. Opera is the sleeper stock of the seven.At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 7 Top Small-Cap Stocks Of 2019 * Critical Levels to Watch in 7 Marijuana Stocks * 5 Smaller Cloud Stocks That Have Plenty of Potential Compare Brokers The post 7 Stocks to Buy for the Same Price as Beyond Meat appeared first on InvestorPlace.
CHICAGO/NEW YORK, June 27 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday authorized the U.S. government to intervene in a long-running lawsuit in which customers accused Tyson Foods Inc , Pilgrim's Pride Corp and other poultry processors of conspiring to inflate chicken prices. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin in Chicago came after the Department of Justice said it had launched a criminal probe related to allegations of price-fixing, which the poultry processors have denied.
Yesterday, Tyson Foods (TSN) and fellow meat producers Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) and Sanderson Farms (SAFM) took a hit to their stocks after news came out about an investigation over price-fixing allegations.
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Alternative meat is one of the hottest trends in the food space right now, and it's here to stay, according to Tyson Foods 2019 Summer Trends Report.
(Bloomberg) -- As smoke from summer barbecues drifts over backyards, it’s not going to be the same old burgers and hot dogs filling plates this year.That’s according to Tyson Foods Inc., the biggest U.S. meat processor. While the staples will always be in demand, new trends are popping up this year as more than half of American consumers are looking to add more protein to their diets, said Jen Bentz, the company’s senior vice president of research and development, innovation and insights.Even side dishes are getting beefed up with more meat, and protein is finding its way into snacks, she said. Grilling season will likely mean a big boost for the already hot alternative protein market as well.“The global demand for protein -- all proteins -- is at an all-time high, and we’re forecasting it will continue to grow,” Bentz said by phone.Here are some summer trends Tyson Foods has identified that are guiding the company’s product offerings:Side dishes have become closer to main dishes as people beef up those items with protein as more Americans are cutting carbohydrates from their diets, Bentz said. Grilling this summer will be big for alternative proteins, according to Bentz. Tyson’s blended meat and pea-protein burger won’t arrive until the fall. American palates are becoming more sophisticated, and by extension, so are children’s palates. Tyson is looking to differentiate foods for kids from adults with smaller portions only, not with special menus.The promise of convenience is sparking a resurgence in frozen foods, with 43% of millennials saying they’ll increase purchases this year. The refrigerated and frozen protein market is worth $23.5 billion and is growing faster than total food and beverage, according to figures from analytics firm Nielsen.Robots are starting to show up at hotels and on college campuses to deliver snacks to consumers.To contact the reporter on this story: Lydia Mulvany in Chicago at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: James Attwood at firstname.lastname@example.org, Millie MunshiFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Falconer, New York-based Maplevale Farms accuses Tyson Foods Inc., Perdue Farms Inc., Pilgrim’s Pride and others of conspiring to fix poultry prices between 2008 and 2016.
(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into allegations that chicken processors, including Tyson Foods Inc., Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. and Sanderson Farms Inc., conspired to fix prices.Prosecutors disclosed the grand jury probe in a court filing Friday in Chicago, where civil lawsuits against more than a dozen companies in the industry are pending. Tyson, Pilgrim’s and Sanderson alone control almost half of the U.S. chicken market.The investigation significantly escalates pressure on the poultry processors, which have been fighting price-fixing allegations by consumers, distributors, grocery chains and food companies, including Conagra Brands Inc. and Kraft Heinz Co.Tyson closed down 1.1% to $79.97 in New York, while Pilgrim’s settled down 1.3% to $25.18 and Sanderson dropped 2.2% to $131.03. Brazil’s JBS SA, which owns a controlling stake in Pilgrim’s, settled up 0.5% to 21.90 reais in Sao Paulo.A spokesman for the Justice Department declined to comment. Prosecutors intervened in the civil litigation to ask the court to suspend for six months depositions of the chicken processors’ current and former employees. Tyson said it was notified on April 26 that plaintiffs in the civil cases had received a subpoena from the Justice Department.“We are aware of the Department of Justice’s request, which does not change our view that there is simply no merit to the allegations that Tyson Foods colluded with competitors,” Gary Mickelson, a company spokesman, said in an emailed statement. “We remain committed to vigorously defending ourselves against these baseless allegations.”Sanderson Farms Chief Financial Officer Mike Cockrell said the company hasn’t received a subpoena. “The company continues to believe the civil plaintiffs’ claims as to Sanderson Farms are wholly without merit, and we are committed to defending the case vigorously,” Cockrell said in an emailed statement.Pilgrim’s Pride didn’t immediately respond to a request Tuesday seeking comment on the criminal probe.The poultry processors are accused in the civil lawsuits of colluding to increase prices for broiler chickens. The companies allegedly reduced the supply of broiler chickens and then manipulated prices on a weekly benchmark compiled by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, according to court papers.(Updates shares in fourth paragraph.)To contact the reporters on this story: David McLaughlin in Washington at email@example.com;Lydia Mulvany in Chicago at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sara Forden at email@example.com, ;David Glovin at firstname.lastname@example.org, Steve Stroth, Peter JeffreyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
The DOJ filed a motion to intervene and stay discovery of evidence in an antitrust lawsuit involving the companies and has convened a grand jury to investigate, according to a court filing from Friday. Shares of Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride and Sanderson Farms fell in late afternoon trading.
The Department of Justice has intervened in a price-fixing suit against the country’s biggest poultry companies, Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN ) and Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC ). The Fern ...
Tyson is under scrutiny on reports the DOJ is investigating allegations of price-fixing. Yahoo Finance's Heidi Cheung joins Seana Smith on 'The Ticker' to discuss why the company says its 'going in big' on alternative meat.