Find Out How Kellogg Company (K) Insiders Are Trading Their Stock?


As of Friday close, Kellogg Company’s (NYSE:K) stock was down -$0.23, moving down -0.35 percent to $64.74. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,734,720 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.85 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,448,160, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,307,662.

Since last month, K stock retreated -3.63%. Shares of the company fell to $63.74 on 03/10/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $77.17 was reached on 01/09/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $60.22. Since the beginning of this year, K’s stock price has dropped by -9.12% or -$6.50, and marked a new high 4 times. However, the stock has declined by -16.11% since its 52-week high.

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K stock investors should be aware that Kellogg Company (K) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 8 days ago on Mar 10. KELLOGG W K FOUNDATION TRUST, the 10% Owner of the company, disposed of 100,000 shares for $63.99 on Mar 10. It resulted in a $6,398,840 divestment by the insider. Lance Rodrigo sold 2,975 shares at an average price of $67.79 on Feb 27. The insider now owns 14,935 shares following the transaction. On Feb 23, Senior Vice President AMAYA NICOLAS sold 5,700 shares at $68.26 apiece. The transaction was valued at $389,091.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Kellogg Company (K) has a P/E ratio of about 23.07. The stock’s beta is 0.43. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.45, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 5.69, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 60.83 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.59 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.59. On Friday July 29 2022, a $0.01 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended December 30, Kellogg Company’s quick ratio stood at 0.40, while its current ratio was 0.70, 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 December 30 was 1.35, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.67. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 30.10% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 10.70%. Based on annual data, K earned $4.62 billion in gross profit and brought in $15.31 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 13.20%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 23.80%.

In Kellogg Company’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $5.32 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. K’s revenue rose 10.77% to $3.95 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $3.83 billion. While analysts expected Kellogg Company to report $0.84 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.94 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 11.90%. During the quarter, the company generated $462.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Kellogg Company were 14.12 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended December 30, and its total debt was $7.39 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $341.83 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Kellogg Company’s (K) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 10.15%, the RSI 9-day stood at 40.49% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Kellogg Company price is up by +1.33% percent or $0.85. At present, K shares trade -3.14% below its 20-day simple moving average and -10.38% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -8.47% below its SMA50 and -7.17% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 30.91% and Stochastic coefficient D was 26.12%, while ATR was 1.13. Given the Stochastic reading of 30.77% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 39.33%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.42, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.10.

Analyst Ratings

Exane BNP Paribas launched its rating on Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) to an Underperform in a note to investors on November 15, 2022. Kellogg Company (K) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 3 brokerage firms, K is a sell, and 12 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 2 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Kellogg Company stock as buy, with 2 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $73.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $61.00 – $82.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Kellogg Company (K) will achieve an average price target of $72.53.


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