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How Does Ingredion Compare to Peers on Key Moving Averages?

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Ingredion’s moving averages

On July 15, 2016, Ingredion (INGR) closed at $132.84. It was trading 15.6% above its 100-day moving average, 8.3% above its 50-day moving average, and 3.9% above its 20-day moving average. Ingredion stock has risen by 39% YTD (year-to-date) as of July 15, 2016.

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Peer comparisons

Ingrediion’s peers in the industry include Kellogg (K), Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM), and General Mills (GIS). Kellogg closed at $85.99 on July 15. That’s 12% above its 100-day moving average, 11% above its 50-day moving average, and 7.2% above its 20-day moving average. It has increased by 19% YTD. Kellogg is part of the PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend ETF (SPHD) and the PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (SPLV).

Archer-Daniels Midland is trading 12% above its 100-day moving average, 6% above its 50-day moving average, and 4% above its 20-day moving average. It has risen 20% in 2016.

General Mills has risen 25% YTD. It’s trading 13% above its 100-day moving average, 9% above its 50-day moving average, and 4% above its 20-day moving average. Archer-Daniels Midland and General Mills closed at $43.95 and $73.02, respectively, on July 15, 2016.

The First Trust Consumer Staples Alpha DEX ETF (FXG) invests 3.2% in Ingredion, 0.84% in General Mills, 3.0% in Archer-Daniels Midland, and 2.9% in Kellogg. FXG has returned 10% YTD.

FXG is trading 5%, 3.2%, and 2.2% above its 100-day, 50-day, and 20-day moving averages, respectively. It closed at $49.02 on July 15. Notably, the PowerShares DWA Consumer Staples Momentum ETF (PSL) invests 2.8% in Ingredion.

For the forward 12-month period, all the above stocks have beaten analyst estimates as of July 15, 2016.

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