Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) price on Thursday, August 26, fall -0.81% below its previous day’s close as a downside momentum from buyers pushed the stock’s value to $63.46.
A look at the stock’s price movement, the level at last check in today’s session was $63.98, moving within a range at $63.895 and $64.88. The beta value (5-Year monthly) was 0.66 while the PE ratio in trailing twelve months stood at 16.53. Turning to its 52-week performance, $71.65 and $56.61 were the 52-week high and 52-week low respectively. Overall, K moved 0.42% over the past month.
Kellogg Company’s market cap currently stands at around $21.83 billion, with investors looking forward to this quarter’s earnings report slated for Nov 04, 2021. The company has a Forward Dividend ratio of 2.32, with its dividend yield at 3.63%. As such, investors might be keen on an upside in the stock’s price ahead of the scheduled earnings report. Analysts project the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $1.03, which has seen fiscal year 2021 EPS growth forecast to increase to $4.1 and about $4.19 for fiscal year 2022. Per the data, EPS growth is expected to be 2.80% for 2021 and 2.20% for the next financial year.
Analysts have a consensus estimate of $3.43 billion for the company’s revenue for the quarter, with a low and high estimate of $3.31 billion and $3.52 billion respectively. The average forecast suggests up to a 4.00% growth in sales growth compared to quarterly growth in the same period last fiscal year. Wall Street analysts have also projected the company’s year-on-year revenue for 2021 to grow to $14 billion, representing a 1.60% jump on that reported in the last financial year.
Revisions could be used as tool to get short term price movement insight, and for the company that in the past seven days was 1 upward and no downward review(s). Turning to the stock’s technical picture we see that short term indicators suggest on average that K is a Hold. On the other hand, the stock is on average a Hold as suggested by medium term indicators while long term indicators are putting the stock in 50% Buy category.
21 analyst(s) have given their forecast ratings for the stock on a scale of 1.00-5.00 for a strong buy to strong sell recommendation. A total of 13 analyst(s) rate the stock as a Hold, 5 recommend K as a Buy and 1 give it an Overweight rating. Meanwhile, 1 analyst(s) rate the stock as Underweight and 1 say it is a Sell. As such, the average rating for the stock is Hold which could provide an opportunity for investors keen on increasing their holdings of the company’s stock.
The technical evaluation for the stock shows the PEG ratio is 5.03, with K’s current price about -1.53% and -0.97% off the 20-day and 50-day simple moving averages respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently prints 43.12, while 7-day volatility ratio is 1.40% and 1.44% in the 30-day chart. Further, Kellogg Company (K) has a beta value of 0.65, and an average true range (ATR) of 0.97. Analysts have given the company’s stock an average 52-week price target of $68.01, forecast between a low of $54.00 and high of $76.00. Looking at the price targets, the low is 14.91% off recent price level in today’s trading while to achieve the yearly target high, it has to move -19.76%. Nonetheless, investors will most likely welcome a -5.58% jump to $67.00 which is the analysts’ median price.
In the market, a comparison of Kellogg Company (K) and its peers suggest the former has performed considerably weaker. Data shows K’s intraday price has changed -0.81% today and -7.93% over the past year. Looking at another peer, we see that PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) price has dipped -0.07% on the day. However, the stock is 13.04% off its price today a year ago. Elsewhere, the overall performance for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial shows that the indexes are down -0.36% and -0.19% respectively on the day as seen in early trades.
If we refocus on Kellogg Company (NYSE:K), historical trading data shows that trading volumes averaged 1.74 million over the past 10 days and 2.02 million over the past 3 months. The company’s latest data on shares outstanding shows there are 341.00 million shares.
The 17.40% of Kellogg Company’s shares are in the hands of company insiders while institutional holders own 88.30% of the company’s shares. Also important is the data on short interest which shows that short shares stood at 21.71 million on Jul 14, 2021, giving us a short ratio of 10.52. The data shows that as of Jul 14, 2021 short interest in Kellogg Company (K) stood at 6.38% of shares outstanding, with shares short rising to 21.57 million registered in Jun 14, 2021. Current price change has pushed the stock 2.81% YTD, which shows the potential for further growth is there. It is this reason that could see investor optimism for the K stock continues to rise going into the next quarter.