KHC (The Kraft Heinz Company) stock is in for a key growth catalyst

As of close of business last night, The Kraft Heinz Company’s stock clocked out at $38.44, up 0.89% from its previous closing price of $38.10. In other words, the price has increased by $+0.34 from its previous closing price. On the day, 5207538 shares were traded. KHC stock price reached its highest trading level at $38.54 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $38.03.

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To gain a deeper understanding of KHC’s stock, we examine its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 46.79 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 29.32. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.50 and its Current Ratio is at 0.90. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.42 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.40.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Exane BNP Paribas on November 15, 2022, initiated with a Neutral rating and assigned the stock a target price of $39.

On October 10, 2022, Goldman Upgraded its rating to Buy which previously was Neutral but kept the price unchanged to $43.

UBS Upgraded its Sell to Neutral on September 29, 2022, while the target price for the stock was maintained at $34.

Insider Transactions:

Investing in insider trades can also provide an investor with insight into how management views future stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Aug 19 when La Lande Rashida sold 30,000 shares for $38.36 per share. The transaction valued at 1,150,803 led to the insider holds 223,062 shares of the business.

Garlati Vince sold 19,938 shares of KHC for $766,130 on Aug 17. The VP, Global Controller (PAO) now owns 94,843 shares after completing the transaction at $38.43 per share. On Jul 29, another insider, La Lande Rashida, who serves as the EVP, Global GC & CSCAO of the company, sold 3,500 shares for $36.56 each. As a result, the insider received 127,960 and left with 266,627 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, The’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 48.60, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 13.93. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.81 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 0.98.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, KHC has reached a high of $44.87, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $32.73. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 35.84, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 38.07.

Shares Statistics:

It appears that KHC traded 8.04M shares on average per day over the past three months and 6.56M shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 1.23B shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 781.45M. Insiders hold about 8.30% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 78.30% stake in the company. Shares short for KHC as of Oct 13, 2022 were 16.49M with a Short Ratio of 17.12M, compared to 15.35M on Sep 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 1.35% and a Short% of Float of 2.36%.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 1.60, KHC has a forward annual dividend rate of 1.60. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 4.20%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 4.32%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 4.84.

Earnings Estimates

As of right now, 16 analysts gave their recommendation on the stock of the company. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.77 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.82 and a low estimate of $0.74, while EPS last year was $0.79. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.61, with high estimates of $0.63 and low estimates of $0.56.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $2.75 and $2.65 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $2.7. EPS for the following year is $2.76, with 18 analysts recommending between $2.89 and $2.68.

Revenue Estimates

In the current quarter, 12 analysts expect revenue to total $7.14B. It ranges from a high estimate of $7.35B to a low estimate of $6.76B. As of the current estimate, The Kraft Heinz Company’s year-ago sales were $6.71B, an estimated increase of 6.40% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 11 analysts are estimating revenue of $6.24B, an increase of 7.10% over than the figure of $6.40% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $6.44B for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $6.08B.

A total of 17 analysts have provided revenue estimates for KHC’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $26.46B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $25.83B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $26.18B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $26.04B, up 0.50% from the average estimate. Based on 17 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $26.32B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $27.23B and the low estimate is $25.81B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 0.50% from the average revenue estimate for this year.