Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) Price Targets: What Do They Mean?


As of Friday close, Hormel Foods Corporation’s (NYSE:HRL) stock was down -$0.81, moving down -2.07 percent to $38.35. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,755,260 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.83 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,346,410, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,893,202.

Since last month, HRL stock retreated -15.04%. Shares of the company fell to $38.22 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $55.11 was reached on 01/06/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $38.77. Since the beginning of this year, HRL’s stock price has dropped by -15.81% or -$7.20, and marked a new high 3 times. However, the stock has declined by -30.41% since its 52-week high.

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HRL stock investors should be aware that Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 94 days ago on Dec 14. Connor Patrick J, the GROUP VICE PRESIDENT of the company, disposed of 1,577 shares for $46.88 on Dec 14. It resulted in a $73,930 divestment by the insider. Snee James P sold 31,283 shares at an average price of $47.66 on Dec 08. The insider now owns 234,999 shares following the transaction. On Sep 09, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Myers Kevin L sold 5,000 shares at $47.20 apiece. The transaction was valued at $236,000.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) has a P/E ratio of about 21.57. The stock’s beta is 0.19. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.72, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.75, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 174.60 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.2750 per share was paid out, which is 5.77% more than last year’s $0.26. On Monday November 21 2022, a $0.0150 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended January 30, Hormel Foods Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 1.10, while its current ratio was 2.30, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending January 30 was 0.43, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.43. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 17.10% percent. In the year ended January 30, operating margins totaled 10.40%. Based on annual data, HRL earned $2.16 billion in gross profit and brought in $12.46 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 9.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 13.10%.

In Hormel Foods Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for January 30, it reported total debt of $3.29 billion against cash and short-term investments of $16.15 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. HRL’s revenue rose 45.64% to $3.45 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $4.53 billion. While analysts expected Hormel Foods Corporation to report $0.45 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.4 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -11.10%. During the quarter, the company generated $375.9 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Hormel Foods Corporation were 5.66 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended January 30, and its total debt was $3.3 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $546.53 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Hormel Foods Corporation’s (HRL) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 13.59%, the RSI 9-day stood at 13.25% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Hormel Foods Corporation price is down by -2.12% percent or -$0.83. At present, HRL shares trade -14.68% below its 20-day simple moving average and -14.72% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -16.43% below its SMA50 and -21.20% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 6.11% and Stochastic coefficient D was 6.68%, while ATR was 0.82. Given the Stochastic reading of 2.03% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 17.24%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.43, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.44.

Analyst Ratings

Hormel Foods Corporation downgraded its rating on Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) to an Underweight in a note to investors on March 03, 2023. The analysts firm previously had a Neutral rating on the stock.Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms, HRL is a sell, and 8 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 3 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Hormel Foods Corporation stock as buy, with 1 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $44.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $35.00 – $48.90. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) will achieve an average price target of $42.66.


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