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Honey At The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) Is Worth Your Money

The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) price on Thursday, May 26, fall -7.57% below its previous day’s close as a downside momentum from buyers pushed the stock’s value to $36.86.

A look at the stock’s price movement, the level at last check in today’s session was $39.88, moving within a range at $39.35 and $40.00. The beta value (5-Year monthly) was 0.99 while the PE ratio in trailing twelve months stood at 49.97. Turning to its 52-week performance, $44.87 and $32.78 were the 52-week high and 52-week low respectively. Overall, KHC moved -5.74% over the past month.

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The Kraft Heinz Company’s market cap currently stands at around $49.05 billion, with investors looking forward to this quarter’s earnings report slated for Apr 27, 2022 – May 02, 2022. The company has a Forward Dividend ratio of 1.60, with its dividend yield at 4.01%. 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 $0.68, which has seen fiscal year 2022 EPS growth forecast to increase to $2.69 and about $2.78 for fiscal year 2023. Per the data, EPS growth is expected to be -8.20% for 2022 and 3.30% for the next financial year.

Analysts have a consensus estimate of $6.4 billion for the company’s revenue for the quarter, with a low and high estimate of $6.22 billion and $6.76 billion respectively. Wall Street analysts have also projected the company’s year-on-year revenue for 2022 to grow to $25.62 billion, representing a -1.60% decline 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 no upward and no downward review(s). Turning to the stock’s technical picture we see that short term indicators suggest on average that KHC is a 50% Buy. On the other hand, the stock is on average a 50% Buy as suggested by medium term indicators while long term indicators are putting the stock in 50% Sell category.

KHC’s current price about -12.32% and -10.28% off the 20-day and 50-day simple moving averages respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently prints 31.21, while 7-day volatility ratio is 2.46% and 3.04% in the 30-day chart. Further, The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) has a beta value of 0.86, and an average true range (ATR) of 1.23. Analysts have given the company’s stock an average 52-week price target of $43.00, forecast between a low of $34.00 and high of $48.00. Looking at the price targets, the low is 7.76% off recent price level in today’s trading while to achieve the yearly target high, it has to move -30.22%. Nonetheless, investors will most likely welcome a -22.08% jump to $45.00 which is the analysts’ median price.

In the market, a comparison of The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) and its peers suggest the former has performed considerably weaker. Data shows KHC’s intraday price has changed -7.57% today and -9.73% over the past year. Comparatively, The Coca-Cola Company (KO) has moved 1.13% so far today and only 16.43% in the past 12 months. Looking at another peer, we see that PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) price has gained 0.50% on the day. However, the stock is 13.94% off its price today a year ago. Moreover, Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) is also up 0.79% in today’s trading while keeping a a downtrend of -1.98% over the past year. If we look at the PE ratio, we find that The Kraft Heinz Company’s ratio stands at 49.97 compared to The Coca-Cola Company’s 27.02 and PepsiCo Inc.’s 22.68. Elsewhere, the overall performance for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial shows that the indexes are up 1.66% and 1.49% respectively on the day as seen in early trades.

If we refocus on The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC), historical trading data shows that trading volumes averaged 6.81 million over the past 3 months. The company’s latest data on shares outstanding shows there are 1.23 billion shares.

The 0.50% of The Kraft Heinz Company’s shares are in the hands of company insiders while institutional holders own 79.80% of the company’s shares. Current price change has pushed the stock 11.09% YTD, which shows the potential for further growth is there. It is this reason that could see investor optimism for the KHC stock continues to rise going into the next quarter.

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