How Have The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) Insiders Been Trading?


The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) finished Thursday with a subtraction of -$0.18 to close at $34.26, a downside of -0.52 percent. An average of 12,765,620 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.35 in the past week, and it reached a new high 17 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 8,857,675 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 7,826,056.

KHC stock has decreased by -11.52% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $33.79 on 09/20/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 05/10/22, shares of the company touched a low of $32.78 and a high of $44.87 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 19 times so far this year and lost -4.57% or -$1.64 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -23.65% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

35 days have passed since The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) last reported insider trading activity. La Lande Rashida, who is EVP, Global GC & CSCAO, most recently acquired $30,000 shares at $38.36 per share on Aug 19. In this transaction, the insider spent $1,150,803. VP, Global Controller (PAO), Garlati Vince, disposed of 19,938 shares at a price of $38.43 on Aug 17. The insider now owns more than $766,130 worth of shares. Prior to that, EVP, Global GC & CSCAO La Lande Rashida went on to Sale 3,500 shares at $36.56 each on Jul 29. An amount of $127,960 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 33.10. The stock’s beta is 0.72. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 1.63, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 0.86, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 33.38.

The company has a payout ratio of 129.20%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.40 a share, without any change from last year. Its latest decrease dividend $0.2250 reported on Friday February 22 2019.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of The Kraft Heinz Company for the three months ended June 29 was 0.50, and the current ratio was 0.90, indicating that the company is not able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.40 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.43 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $8.68 billion compared to revenue of $26.04 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, The Kraft Heinz Company had $19.72 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $265.0 million in the quarter, while revenues were grew 110.19%. The analyst consensus anticipated The Kraft Heinz Company’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.68 per share, but it turned out to be $0.7, a 2.90% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $775.0 million. Shareholders own equity worth $1.23 billion.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 September was 27.99%, suggesting the stock is oversold, with historical volatility in this time frame at 26.06%.

As of today, KHC’s price is $34.39 -1.01% or -$0.35 from its 5-day moving average. KHC is currently trading -11.95% lower than its 20-day SMA and -19.63% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -12.56% below the SMA50 and -0.03% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 9.03% and 8.29%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.82. With the 14-day stochastic at 10.02% and the average true range at 0.81, the RSI (14) stands at 30.38%. The stock has reached -0.60 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -1.35.

Analyst Ratings

Stifel upgraded The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC) to a a Buy rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a Hold.


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