How Analysts Feel About The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC)?

At the last check on Friday, The Kraft Heinz Company’s (NASDAQ:KHC) stock was up $0.53, moving up 1.22 percent to $43.58. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 6,161,551 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.38 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 6,717,553, while in the previous 50 days, it was 6,395,533.

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Since last month, KHC stock rose 4.69%. Shares of the company fell to $41.29 on 05/02/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $44.95 was reached on 05/10/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $32.78. Since the beginning of this year, KHC’s stock price has risen by 19.92% or $7.31, and marked a new high 19 times. However, the stock has declined by -3.06% since its 52-week high.

The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) last reported insider trading activity 164 days ago on Nov 30. La Lande Rashida, the SVP, Global Gen Csl & Corp Sec of the company, disposed of 20,000 shares for $33.77 on Nov 30. It resulted in a $675,458 divestment by the insider. 3G Global Food Holdings LP sold 30,596,465 shares at an average price of $35.75 on Nov 22. The insider now owns 185,262,701 shares following the transaction. On Nov 15, VP, Global Controller (PAO) Garlati Vince sold 6,505 shares at $37.55 apiece. The transaction was valued at $244,264.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) has a P/E ratio of about 53.95. The stock’s beta is 0.84. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.03, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.06, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 23.83 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.40 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.40. On Friday February 22 2019, a $0.2250 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, The Kraft Heinz Company’s quick ratio stood at 0.70, while its current ratio was 1.00, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 0.42, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.44. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 33.10% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 13.80%. Based on annual data, KHC earned $8.68 billion in gross profit and brought in $26.04 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 3.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 2.50%.

In The Kraft Heinz Company’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $20.97 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. KHC’s revenue fell -5.77% to $6.71 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $6.04 billion. While analysts expected The Kraft Heinz Company to report $0.53 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.6 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 13.20%. During the quarter, the company generated $1.33 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of The Kraft Heinz Company were 44.07 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $21.97 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $1.22 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at The Kraft Heinz Company’s (KHC) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 18.07%, the RSI 9-day stood at 53.82% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current The Kraft Heinz Company price is down by -0.88% percent or -$0.38. At present, KHC shares trade +2.16% above its 20-day simple moving average and +22.50% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +8.15% above its SMA50 and +10.84% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 54.80% and Stochastic coefficient D was 60.51%, while ATR was 1.03. Given the Stochastic reading of 53.49% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 56.89%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.06, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.16.

Analyst Ratings

UBS launched its rating on The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC) to a Neutral in a note to investors on March 30, 2022. The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms, KHC is a sell, and 17 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate The Kraft Heinz Company stock as buy, with 3 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $45.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $37.00 – $48.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) will achieve an average price target of $43.32.


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