A Look At Insider Reactions To The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC)


As of Thursday close, The Kraft Heinz Company’s (NASDAQ:KHC) stock was down -$0.46, moving down -1.19 percent to $38.26. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 6,616,480 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.65 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 7,728,455, while in the previous 50 days, it was 6,383,334.

Since last month, KHC stock retreated -2.79%. Shares of the company fell to $38.02 on 05/25/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $42.80 was reached on 01/09/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $32.73. Since the beginning of this year, KHC’s stock price has dropped by -6.02% or -$2.45, and marked a new high 5 times. However, the stock has declined by -10.61% since its 52-week high.

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KHC stock investors should be aware that The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 21 days ago on May 05. La Lande Rashida, the EVP, Global GC & CSCAO of the company, disposed of 25,000 shares for $41.00 on May 05. It resulted in a $1,024,997 divestment by the insider. Torres Flavio sold 250,571 shares at an average price of $39.58 on Feb 16. The insider now owns 188,983 shares following the transaction. On Jan 09, EVP & Global Chief People Ofcr Werneck Melissa sold 3,500 shares at $42.39 apiece. The transaction was valued at $148,365.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) has a P/E ratio of about 19.50. The stock’s beta is 0.69. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.74, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.95.

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 0.50, 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 March 30 was 0.39, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.41. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 31.00% percent. In the year ended March 30, EBITDA margin amounted to 20.67%, whereas operating margins totaled 14.10%. Based on annual data, KHC earned $8.12 billion in gross profit and brought in $26.48 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 4.50%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 5.00%.

In The Kraft Heinz Company’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $19.26 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 rose 6.84% to $7.38 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $6.49 billion. While analysts expected The Kraft Heinz Company to report $0.6 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.68 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 13.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $1.46 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of The Kraft Heinz Company were 41.63 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $20.18 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $1.23 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at The Kraft Heinz Company’s (KHC) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 14.39%, the RSI 9-day stood at 25.26% on 25 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current The Kraft Heinz Company price is down by -1.67% percent or -$0.65. At present, KHC shares trade -3.58% below its 20-day simple moving average and -6.02% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +0.39% above its SMA50 and -0.36% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 10.44% and Stochastic coefficient D was 12.96%, while ATR was 0.63. Given the Stochastic reading of 7.25% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 33.65%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.38, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.04.

Analyst Ratings

The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, KHC is a sell, and 13 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate The Kraft Heinz Company stock as buy, with 7 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $45.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $43.00 – $50.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) will achieve an average price target of $45.71.


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