How Should Investors View Conagra Brands Inc. (CAG) Insider Trading?

As of Friday close, Conagra Brands Inc.’s (NYSE:CAG) stock was up $0.45, moving up 1.32 percent to $34.43. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,823,000 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.22 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 4,281,845, while in the previous 50 days, it was 4,153,164.

Since last month, CAG stock retreated -2.19%. Shares of the company fell to $32.53 on 07/14/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $36.97 was reached on 04/21/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $30.06. Since the beginning of this year, CAG’s stock price has risen by 0.82% or $0.28, and marked a new high 15 times. However, the stock has declined by -6.87% since its 52-week high.

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Conagra Brands Inc. (CAG) last reported insider trading activity 12 days ago on Jul 25. CHIRICO EMANUEL, the Director of the company, purchased of 30,000 shares for $34.06 on Jul 25. It resulted in a $1,021,800 investment by the insider. McGough Thomas M sold 25,400 shares at an average price of $36.95 on Apr 21. The insider now owns 96,550 shares following the transaction. On Apr 19, EVP Gen Counsel & Corp Secty Batcheler Colleen sold 72,480 shares at $36.02 apiece. The transaction was valued at $2,610,730.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Conagra Brands Inc. (CAG) has a P/E ratio of about 18.69. The stock’s beta is 0.59. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.40, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.88, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 123.02 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.33 per share was paid out, which is 5.6% more than last year’s $0.3125. On Friday July 22 2022, a $0.0175 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended May 30, Conagra Brands Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.30, while its current ratio was 0.90, 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 May 30 was 0.92, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.02. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 24.80% percent. In the year ended May 30, operating margins totaled 12.30%. Based on annual data, CAG earned $2.84 billion in gross profit and brought in $11.54 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 6.30%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 10.20%.

In Conagra Brands Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for May 30, it reported total debt of $8.09 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. While analysts expected Conagra Brands Inc. to report $0.63 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.65 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 3.20%. During the quarter, the company generated $322.9 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Conagra Brands Inc. were 13.57 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended May 30, and its total debt was $9.22 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $480.09 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Conagra Brands Inc.’s (CAG) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 20.77%, the RSI 9-day stood at 55.70% on 05 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Conagra Brands Inc. price is up by +0.64% percent or $0.22. At present, CAG shares trade -2.49% below its 20-day simple moving average and +9.06% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +4.71% above its SMA50 and +3.64% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 63.48% and Stochastic coefficient D was 63.01%, while ATR was 0.73. Given the Stochastic reading of 72.27% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 54.33%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.12, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.36.


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