Flowers Foods Inc
How Has Flowers Foods Stock Performed in 2018?
As of July 30, Flowers Foods (FLO) stock had risen 5.6% to $20.39 on a YTD (year-to-date) basis.
Evaluating Flowers Foods’ Dividend Yield and Valuation
Flowers Foods’ (FLO) quarterly dividend payout stands at $0.18 per share. The company last hiked its dividend by 5.9% in June.
Flowers Foods’ Q2 2018 EPS: Wall Street’s Projections
Analysts expect Flowers Foods (FLO) to report adjusted EPS of $0.28 compared to its adjusted EPS of $0.24 in the same quarter last year.
How Has Flowers Foods Stock Fared in 2018?
As of May 4, 2018, Flowers Foods (FLO) stock price was trading at $22.34, a rise of 15.7% YTD (year-to-date).
Analyzing Flowers Foods’ Valuation and Dividend Yield
As of February 9, 2018, Flowers Foods (FLO) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price to earnings) multiple of 19.5x.
What Affected Flowers Foods’ 4Q17 Margins?
Flowers Foods (FLO) reported a fiscal 4Q17 gross margin of 47.7%, which fell 40 basis points from fiscal 4Q16.
What’s Flowers Foods’ Sales Growth Strategy?
At the 4Q17 earnings conference call, CEO Allen Shiver said that the company is focusing on enhancing its share in underpenetrated markets, improving the weak-performing snack business, innovation, and acquisitions.
How Was Flowers Foods’ 4Q17 Sales Performance?
Driven by strong demand for Dave’s Killer Bread, Flowers Foods (FLO) reported fiscal 4Q17 sales of $873.6, which easily beat the analysts’ estimate of $861 million.
Flowers Foods Stock Spikes after 4Q17 Results
Flowers Foods’ (FLO) adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.17 and sales of $873.6 million in fiscal 4Q17 easily topped the analysts’ estimate of $0.15 and $861 million, respectively.
HanesBrands Plans to Sell Non-Core Businesses
HanesBrands (HBI) reported fiscal 3Q16 net sales of $1.8 billion, a rise of 10.7% over net sales of $1.6 billion in fiscal 3Q15.
KeyBanc Capital Markets Upgrades Flowers Foods to ‘Overweight’
Flowers Foods (FLO) reported fiscal 3Q16 sales of $918.8 million, a year-over-year rise of 3.8% over $885.3 million in fiscal 3Q15.
Who Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space on December 15?
On December 15, 2016, the S&P Consumer Staples Index had slightly outperformed the S&P 500 Index and the S&P Consumer Discretionary Index as a whole. The indexes had respective returns of 0.49%, 0.39%, and -0.25%.
Pivotal Research Upgrades Flowers Foods to ‘Hold’
Flowers Foods (FLO) has a market cap of $4.0 billion. It rose 13.3% to close at $19.30 per share on December 9, 2016.
How Did Flowers Foods Perform in 3Q16?
Price movement Flowers Foods (FLO) has a market cap of $3.3 billion. It rose 1.4% to close at $15.87 per share on November 9, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 4.1%, 5.5%, and -26.2%, respectively, on the same day. FLO is trading 3.4% above its 20-day moving average, 4.4% […]
BorgWarner Declares Dividend of $0.14 Per Share
Price movement BorgWarner (BWA) has a market cap of $7.4 billion. It fell 3.8% to close at $34.03 per share on November 9, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were -2.1%, -4.3%, and -21.3%, respectively, on the same day. BWA is trading 2.6% below its 20-day moving average, 2.8% below […]
DA Davidson Rates Flowers Foods as ‘Neutral’
Flowers Foods (FLO) has a market cap of $3.1 billion. It rose 0.74% to close at $14.97 per share on October 5, 2016.
VF Corporation Appoints Steven E. Rendle as Its Future CEO
VF Corporation (VFC) has a market cap of $22.8 billion. It fell by 2.6% to close at $54.71 per share on October 5, 2016.
Why Is Domtar Planning to Use Fluff Pulp in Manufacturing?
Price movement Domtar (UFS) has a market cap of $2.3 billion. It fell 1.4% to close at $36.97 per share on September 23, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 4.5%, -1.2%, and 2.3%, respectively, on the same day. UFS is trading 0.49% above its 20-day moving average, 0.73% below […]
Flowers Foods Declares Dividend of $0.16 per Share
Flowers Foods (FLO) has a market cap of $3.2 billion. Its stock rose by 0.46% to close at $15.23 per share on August 19, 2016.
What Could Benefit J.M. Smucker’s 1Q17 Earnings?
Analysts are expecting J.M. Smucker’s adjusted EPS to be $1.74 in fiscal 1Q17 compared to 1Q16 EPS of $1.32.
Stephens Reduces Flowers Foods’ Price Target to $14 per Share
Flowers Foods (FLO) has a market cap of $3.1 billion. It fell by 0.67% to close at $14.85 per share on August 12, 2016.
Monness Crespi Hardt Downgrades Vista Outdoor to ‘Neutral’
Vista Outdoor (VSTO) has a market cap of $2.6 billion. It fell by 1.9% to close at $41.96 per share on August 12, 2016.
How Did Flowers Foods Perform in Fiscal 2Q16?
Flowers Foods (FLO) has a market cap of $3.3 billion. It fell by 9.0% to close at $16.15 per share on August 10, 2016.
Kraft Heinz: Why Did Its 2Q16 Earnings Rise 39%?
Kraft Heinz’s adjusted EPS for fiscal 2Q16 was $0.85—an increase of 39% compared to $0.61 in fiscal 2Q15. The is due to 17% growth in the adjusted EBITDA.
Tyson’s 2016 Guidance Includes Synergies of Hillshire Brands Buy
After a strong fiscal 2Q16, Tyson Foods (TSN) updated and raised its guidance for 2016. The company expects its Prepared Foods segment to benefit the most.
What Benefited Tyson Foods’ Performance in 2Q16?
Tyson reported its financial results for fiscal 2Q16 on May 9. Earnings continued the positive growth trend in the second quarter.
Analysts’ Ratings of Mead Johnson Nutrition after 2Q16 Earnings
On August 1, 2016, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN) was trading at $87.72. After 2Q16 earnings, the average broker target price for Mead Johnson Nutrition increased by 4% to $94.90 from $91.0.
What Hurt Mead Johnson Nutrition’s Revenue in 2Q16?
In 2Q16, Mead Johnson (MJN) reported a drop in revenue of ~9% to $942 million, compared to revenue of ~$1.0 billion in 2Q15.
Mead Johnson Nutrition Reports Higher Operating Profit for 2Q16
For fiscal 2Q16, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN) reported that its operating profit rose 10% compared to the prior year’s corresponding quarter to $230 million on a constant-currency basis.
Mead Johnson Nutrition’s Stock Falls after 2Q16 Earnings
On July 28, 2016, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN) reported its financial results for 2Q16 and 1H16. The stock fell ~2% after the 2Q16 earnings announcement, with sales missing analysts’ estimates.
Why Did Mead Johnson Nutrition’s Earnings Rise 16% in 2Q16?
In 2Q16, Mead Johnson Nutrition’s (MJN) EPS (earnings per share) increased 16% to $0.88, compared to $0.76 in 2Q15.
What Fueled Mondelez’s Margin Expansion in Fiscal 2Q16?
For 2Q16, Mondelez’s delivered another strong quarter of margin expansion. The adjusted operating profit margin expanded 210 basis points to 15.2%.
Which Categories Contributed to Mondelez’s Fiscal 2Q16 Performance?
North America’s revenue rose 1% to $1.72 billion for 2Q16. Organic revenue grew 1%—aided by an increase in volume and mix.
What Could Benefit Kraft Heinz’s Earnings in 2Q16?
Analysts’ expectations for KHC’s earnings look optimistic for the rest of 2016. Its earnings are expected to rise by 70% and 44% in 3Q16 and 4Q16.
What Challenged Archer Daniels Midland’s Results in 1Q16?
Archer Daniels Midland didn’t have a great start to 2016. Earnings fell 45% YoY in the first quarter. The adjusted EPS came in around $0.42 for the first quarter.
Bunge’s Performance in 1Q16: A Strong Start to 2016
Bunge started 2016 by beating earnings estimates by 78%. The adjusted EPS was ~1.41 for the first quarter—much higher than analysts’ estimates.
Where Is Mead Johnson in Comparison to Key Moving Averages?
On July 15, 2016, Mead Johnson (MJN) closed at $91.38. That’s 9.3% above its 100-day moving average, 6.6% above its 50-day moving average, and 3.0% above its 20-day moving average.
What Analysts Recommend for Mead Johnson ahead of 2Q16 Results
As of July 15, 2016, Mead Johnson (MJN) was trading at $91.38.
How Is Mead Johnson Improving Its Product Portfolio in China?
China accounts for around one-third of Mead Johnson’s global business.
Flowers Foods Promotes Rieck to Vice President of Investor Relations
Flowers Foods (FLO) has a market cap of $3.9 billion. It fell by 0.48% to close at $18.79 per share on July 12, 2016.
Flowers Foods Made Changes in Its Management
Flowers Foods fell by 1.8% to close at $18.55 per share on July 7. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 0.32%, 0.32%, and -12.2%.
How Much Did J.M. Smucker Return to Shareholders in Fiscal 2016?
The J.M. Smucker Company (SJM) returned $750 million worth of cash to its shareholders in fiscal 2016 in the form of dividends and share repurchases.
Why Are Analysts So Positive about General Mills?
About 64% of analysts rate General Mills a “hold,” 18% rate it a “sell,” and 18% rate it a “buy.”
General Mills Declared Increased Dividend in Fiscal 4Q16
With its fiscal 4Q16 earnings release, the General Mills board approved a quarterly dividend of $0.48 per share. It will be paid on August 1, 2016.
How Is General Mills Trading Compared to Key Moving Averages?
On June 23, General Mills (GIS) closed at $66.77. It’s trading 8.2% above its 100-day moving average, 5.5% above its 50-day moving average, and 3.3% above its 20-day moving average.
What Could Cast a Shadow on ConAgra’s EPS in Fiscal 4Q16?
Analysts expect ConAgra’s adjusted EPS to be $0.52 in fiscal 4Q16—compared to 4Q15 EPS of $0.59. It represents a decline of 12%.
What Could Benefit J.M. Smucker’s 4Q16 Earnings?
Analysts are expecting J.M. Smucker’s adjusted EPS to be $1.19 in fiscal 4Q16—compared to 4Q15 EPS of $0.98. It represents a tremendous rise of 21%.
Who Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space on May 18?
On May 18, 2016, the S&P 500 slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Staples and S&P Consumer Discretionary sectors as a whole.
Tyson Foods’ Updated Guidance for Fiscal 2016
Tyson Foods expects to increase share repurchases under its share repurchase program. The company has repurchased ~3.0 million shares for $200 million so far in fiscal 3Q16.
How Much Did Tyson Foods Return to Shareholders in Fiscal 2Q16?
On May 5, Tyson Foods announced quarterly dividends of $0.15 per share on its Class A common stock and $0.14 per share on its Class B common stock.
Kraft Heinz: Why Did Its 1Q16 Earnings Rise 38%?
Kraft Heinz reported fiscal 1Q16 net earnings of $1.1 billion—compared to net earnings of $617 million in 1Q15. The adjusted EPS for fiscal 1Q16 was $0.73.
Analyzing ADM’s Balanced Capital Allocation Framework
In 2016, Archer Daniels Midland’s priority is its balanced capital allocation framework. It started by selling a 50% interest in its Brazilian port in 2015.
Why Did ADM’s Agricultural Services Segment Suffer in 1Q16?
The Agricultural Services segment’s operating profit took a toll in the first quarter. It fell by $118 million from the quarter last year to $75 million.
How Does Mead Johnson Compare to Key Moving Averages?
On May 4, Mead Johnson closed at $84.87—9.5% above its 100-day moving average, 4.2% above its 50-day moving average, and 0.1% above its 20-day moving average.
Analysts Recommendations for Mead Johnson after Its 1Q16 Results
Analysts’ ratings remain the same for Mead Johnson. Approximately 38% of the analysts still rate it a “buy,” 50% rate it a “hold,” and 12% rate it a “sell.”
How Did Bunge’s Segments Contribute to Its 1Q16 Performance?
The Agribusiness segment accounted for 70% of Bunge’s revenue in the first quarter with $6.2 billion in sales. However, it fell 20% year-over-year.
What’s Kellogg’s 2020 Vision Strategy?
Kellogg plans to return its “Kashi” brand to growth in 2016. It aims to lead in plant-based nutrition and win with “food forward” consumers.
Why Kellogg Didn’t Have a Good End to 2015
For fiscal 2015, Kellogg’s reported net sales fell by 7.2%. The currency-neutral adjusted net sales rose by 1.2%. Sales fell for all of the segments in 4Q15.
What Are Archer Daniels Midland’s Priorities for 2016?
In 2016, Archer Daniels Midland’s priority is its balanced capital allocation framework. It started by selling a 50% interest in its Brazilian port in 2015.
Archer Daniels Midland Stock Gained since Its 4Q15 Earnings
Archer Daniels Midland will report its fiscal 1Q16 results before the opening bell on May 3. The stock gained 23% since its 4Q15 earnings release.
McCormick: Analysts’ Recommendations after Fiscal 1Q16 Earnings
The average broker target price for McCormick & Company (MKC) has risen to $91.14 from $85.71. This is ~9% lower than the closing price of $99.75 on March 30.
How Much Did McCormick Return to Shareholders in Fiscal 1Q16?
McCormick & Company (MKC) has a dividend yield of 1.6% as of March 30, 2016. Management has raised the dividend at an average annual rate of 9.2% over five years.
How Does General Mills Maintain Its Strong Margin Discipline?
General Mills displayed a fifth consecutive quarter of operating margin expansion. The adjusted operating profit margin increased by 60 basis points to 15.9% compared to 15.3% in fiscal 3Q15.
General Mills’ Fiscal 3Q16: Green Giant Divestiture Caused Sales Dip
The Green Giant divestiture, along with continued foreign exchange headwinds, impacted the net sales of General Mills (GIS), as anticipated by the company.
How Does McCormick Compare to Peers on Key Moving Averages?
McCormick & Company (MKC) closed at $95.84 on March 23. It is trading 10% above its 100-day moving average, 7% above its 50-day moving average, and 2% above its 20-day moving average.
Flowers Foods and Deutsche Bank’s Share Repurchase Agreement
Flowers Foods entered into an accelerated share repurchase agreement with Deutsche Bank. It will repurchase an aggregate of $120 million of its common stock.
Who Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space on March 16?
On March 16, 2016, the S&P Consumer Discretionary slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Staples and the S&P 500 as a whole.
Pinnacle’s 2016 Outlook, Update on Boulder Brands Acquisition
Pinnacle Foods (PF) expects the adjusted diluted EPS (earnings per share) to be $2.08–$2.13. It includes the benefit of the Boulder Brands acquisition.
Reasons behind Campbell Soup’s Raised Guidance for Fiscal 2016
One week before its fiscal 2Q16 earnings release, Campbell Soup (CPB) raised its earnings guidance for fiscal 2016. It’s based on better-than-expected results for the second quarter.
Tyson Foods Beat Earnings Estimates by 29% in Fiscal 1Q16
Tyson Foods (TSN) reported its financial results for fiscal 1Q16 on February 5. The company recorded adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.15 for fiscal 1Q16. EPS rose by a huge margin of 49% compared to EPS of $0.77 in fiscal 1Q15.
Analyzing J&J Snack Foods’ Fiscal 1Q16 Performance
J&J Snack Foods (JJSF) sales for fiscal 1Q16 increased 5% to $222.8 million, from $212.8 million in the comparable quarter a year ago.
Ingredion’s Stock Rose 8.4% after Its Fiscal 4Q15 Earnings
Ingredion (INGR) reported its fiscal 4Q15 results on January 28, 2016. The stock rose by 8.4% from the previous day and closed at $96.95.
How Did Mead Johnson’s Stock React to the Fiscal 4Q15 Results?
The stock rose 3% with the earnings beating estimates and revenue in line with estimates. Mead Johnson fell by ~10% in 2016 as of January 28, closing at $70.2.
Tyson Foods’s Revenue Is Expected to Fall 7% in Fiscal 1Q16
Tyson Foods’s (TSN) revenue is expected to fall by 7.2% to $10.0 billion for fiscal 1Q16. Although positive, the revenue growth has been on a declining trend.
McCormick Expects Its Sales to Grow in Fiscal 2015
McCormick has a dividend yield of 2.0% as of January 21. Management has raised the dividend at an average annual rate of 9.2% over the last five years.
McCormick and Peers Are Trading below Key Moving Averages
As of January 21, McCormick closed at $80.0. It trades 4.4% below its 100-day moving average. Also, the stock price rose 1% in the last two months.
Ingredion to Report Its Fiscal 4Q15 Results in a Week
Ingredion reacted positively to the strong fiscal 3Q15 results and rose by 2%, closing at $95.06 on October 29, 2015. The shares demonstrated a rising trend.
General Mills’ Cost-Saving Initiatives
General Mills (GIS) is now targeting $450 million in cumulative cost savings by fiscal 2017 and $500 million by fiscal 2018.
General Mills’ Restructuring Initiatives for Its International Segment
During fiscal 1Q16, General Mills (GIS) paid $34 million in cash related to restructuring projects. In fiscal 1Q16, the company approved “Project Compass.”
What Impacted General Mills’ Sales in Fiscal 1Q16?
General Mills’ net sales for fiscal 1Q16 fell by 1% to $4.2 billion. The foreign currency exchange effect caused the growth to fall by five percentage points.
Moving Averages of Diamond Foods and Its Peers
As of December 10, Diamond Foods closed at $38.6. The company has shown positive EPS growth in the last fiscal year, contributing to the stock price’s performance.
What Affected Diamond Foods’ Declining Sales?
Diamond Foods reported a fall in sales in fiscal 4Q15 of 7.9% compared to the same quarter in the prior fiscal year. It also reported net sales of $201.8 million.
What Do the Moving Averages of Diamond Foods and Peers Indicate?
As of December 3, 2015, Diamond Foods closed at $39.8. It was trading 17.7% above its 100-day moving average and 9.2% above its 50-day moving average.
Hormel Foods’ Earnings Beat Consensus Estimates in Fiscal 4Q15
Hormel Foods (HRL) reported fiscal 4Q15 non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) net earnings of $187, an increase of 9%.
Post Holdings’ Revenue and Income Rise in Fiscal 4Q15
After its fiscal 4Q15 earnings report, Post Holdings fell by 2.2% to close at $61.99 per share as of November 23, 2015.
Campbell Soup: Fiscal 4Q15 Results Hurt by Weak Sales Volumes
Campbell Soup’s fiscal 4Q15 results were affected by a fall in sales volume and weaker profit margins. Sales fell by 9% to $1.7 billion in fiscal 4Q15.
Flowers Foods Reports Mixed Results for 3Q15
Flowers Foods has a market cap of $5.6 billion. Flowers Foods’ year-to-date price movement has been rising quarter-over-quarter in 2015.
Archer Daniels Midland Reports Another Disappointing Quarter
In 3Q15, Archer Daniels Midland earned $684 million in operating profit, down $257 million from 3Q14. Its net revenue for the quarter was $16.6 billion.
Pinnacle Foods’ Stock Reaction to Its Earnings Release
Pinnacle Foods (PF) fell by 1.4% from $44.61 to $43.97 on October 29, the day of its third quarter earnings release. It closed at $43.62 on November 2.
Will Kraft Heinz’s Earnings Beat Consensus Estimates?
Kraft Heinz in 2Q15 reported diluted EPS of $0.92 compared to $0.80 for the same quarter last year due to costs related to the merger with Heinz and other costs.
Bunge’s Agribusiness Segment Contributed 71% to Net Sales in 3Q15
Soybean processing in the US, Brazil, Argentina, and Europe were the largest contributors to Bunge’s oilseeds segment during the quarter.
Will Archer Daniels Miss Consensus Estimates this Quarter?
Archer Daniels Midland reported $0.6 as EPS in 2Q15, missing the analyst estimates by 8%. It reported EPS at $0.77 in 1Q15, beating estimates by 8%.
Asia Segment Contributed 49% to Mead Johnson’s Sales in 3Q15
On October 20, 2015, Mead Johnson’s board of directors approved a new share repurchase authorization of $1.5 billion of the company’s common stock.
Will Bunge’s Acquisitions Help Revive Its Segment Margins?
Bunge North America, the North American operating segment of Bunge Limited (BG), announced that it had acquired Whole Harvest Foods.
Bunge Limited Management’s Expectations for the Second Half of 2015
Bunge’s management mentioned that the company continues to make strides in driving greater efficiency through performance improvement initiatives.
Bunge’s Earnings Missed Consensus Estimates in 2Q15
Bunge Limited (BG) reported earnings of $86 million and $0.51 per share in 2Q15. The results fell badly as per analyst’s estimates of $1.43.
Snacks Segment Contributed 64% to the Net Sales in 4Q15
The Snacks segment offers microwave popcorn products and potato chips. The net sales for the quarter were reported $129.8 million.
General Mills’ Restructuring Plans for Its International Segment
In 1Q16, General Mills paid $34 million related to restructuring initiatives. The company expects to incur ~$71 million in other project-related costs.
General Mills 1Q16 Performance: Further Breakdowns
General Mills’ total segment operating profit rose by 20% to $826 million. On a constant-currency basis, its total operating profit increased by 23%.
ConAgra Foods’s Disappointing Performance in 1Q16
ConAgra Foods (CAG) recorded 1Q16 diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations at $0.38. This is in comparison to EPS of $0.22 for 1Q15.