The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) slips -0.98% in Friday's Pre-Market
17 February, 2018, 01:43 | Author: Luis Fowler
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KHC has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports.
The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) is an interesting player in the Consumer Goods space, with a focus on Food - Major Diversified. The Price to Sales (P/S) of the stock is 3.39, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 1.51. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of The Kraft Heinz from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Jefferies Group initiated coverage on Kraft Heinz in a research report on Friday, January 19th.
Investors could set buy and sell price points around target prices to maximize returns.
Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ KHC) opened at $72.71 on Thursday. Considering that the stock recent volume of 7410879 shares, this represents a pretty noteworthy trading in volume size. After $0.83 actual EPS reported by The Kraft Heinz Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 14.46 % EPS growth. The stock's short float is around of 2.86% and short ratio is 4.34.
The company now has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 87.3 Percent. The Kraft Heinz had a net margin of 14.67% and a return on equity of 7.52%. They expect $0.95 EPS, up 4.40 % or $0.04 from last year's $0.91 per share.
Overall revenue in the quarter ticked up 0.3% to $6.88 billion, but adjusting for currency exchange, organic sales were down 0.6%. Investors of record on Friday, March 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.625 per share.
David Knopf, Kraft Heinz CFO, added: "Since the HR-1 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law, we have already taken actions and are accelerating key business initiatives".
(Thursday's presentation mentioned the industrywide pressure for further consolidation and that Kraft Heinz will have a role.) I wrote earlier this week about the trouble of being on the other side of a Buffett bet: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. was, by all means, a quintessential short-selling candidate, but its discounted valuation also apparently made it attractive to Berkshire, which announced a sizable stake this week and created a painful short squeeze. Financial Counselors Inc. now owns 124,450 shares of the company's stock worth $10,658,000 after purchasing an additional 1,159 shares during the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. increased its position in shares of Kraft Heinz by 49.4% during the 2nd quarter. The firm owned 2,968 shares of the company's stock at the end of the second quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P raised its holdings in shares of Kraft Heinz by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. V Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in The Kraft Heinz in the 2nd quarter worth $125,000. During such technical setups, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful buying the stock.
TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This article was published by StockNewsTimes and is the property of of StockNewsTimes. If you are reading this article on another website, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US and worldwide copyright & trademark legislation. And while Lunchables, Capri Sun beverages and Kraft macaroni and cheese were a bright spot for the manufacturer this quarter, their strong performance wasn't enough to turn things around. The Company's products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy products, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, and other grocery products.
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