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Why J.M. Smucker Missed Q4 Earnings Estimate
J.M. Smucker (SJM) reported weaker-than-expected fiscal Q4 earnings.
How Did General Mills Perform in Fiscal 2016?
General Mills (GIS) has a market cap of $40.3 billion. Its stock rose by 3.2% to close at $67.86 per share on June 29, 2016.
Here’s What Drove Kellogg’s Top-Line Growth in 4Q17
Kellogg (K) reported better-than-expected sales in 4Q17. Its top line came in at $3.2 billion, which surpassed analysts’ expectation.
Conagra Brands Has a Low Valuation
Conagra Brands stock is trading at a forward PE ratio of 11.3x, which is ~33% lower than its two-year average multiple of 16.9x.
Why J.M. Smucker’s Earnings Could Continue to Fall
J.M. Smucker (SJM) expects its fiscal 2Q18 adjusted EPS to fall by high single digits.
Conagra’s Margins Will Likely Improve at a Slower Rate
Notably, Conagra Brands generated an improvement of more than 300 basis points in its operating margins in the first three quarters of fiscal 2017.
Why Campbell Soup’s Sales Could Be Disappointing
Campbell Soup (CPB) has been disappointing investors with its sales and has missed the analysts’ consensus estimates in the past three quarters.
Conagra’s 1Q18 Sales Beat Estimates despite Falling Year-over-Year
Conagra Brands’ (CAG) fiscal 1Q18 sales of $1.8 billion came in ahead of analysts’ estimate but fell 4.8% YoY (year-over-year).
Campbell Soup’s Margins Improved in 4Q17
Campbell Soup (CPB) reported strong margin growth during the quarter. In fiscal 4Q17, the company’s adjusted gross margin rose by 80 basis points to 36.9%.
Why Kellogg’s Second-Quarter EPS Could Rise despite Headwinds
Analysts expect Kellogg (K) to report adjusted earnings of $1.05 per share in the second quarter of 2018, representing a YoY (year-over-year) growth rate of 8.2%.
What Could Drive McCormick’s Q4 Revenues?
McCormick (MKC) reported stellar top-line growth in the past several quarters.
Will Pressure on Conagra Brands’ Earnings Hurt Its Stock?
Shares of Conagra Brands (CAG) were up 9.5% on a year-to-date basis as of February 22. Incremental sales from a recent acquisition drove the stock higher.
A Look at Kellogg’s 3Q17 Performance in North America
Kellogg’s (K) 3Q17 performance in North America continued to be soft, with net sales falling 1.6% YoY, reflecting a decline in volumes and pricing.
What’s behind Kellogg’s Disappointing 1Q Sales?
Kellogg’s (K) 1Q17 sales of $3.3 billion missed the Wall Street consensus estimate and fell 4.1% YoY (year-over-year).
Why Analysts Are Positive about Mondelēz Stock
Most analysts providing recommendations for Mondelēz International (MDLZ) have maintained a positive outlook on its stock.
Could Conagra Brands Exceed Earnings Estimates?
Conagra Brands (CAG) is expected to announce its fiscal 2Q18 earnings on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Analysts expect the company to continue to report higher EPS (earnings per share) despite the headwinds to its margins.
Could Kellogg Surpass Its Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings Estimate?
Weak consumption in the US (SPY), challenges in Europe, and increased competition is expected to result in lower volumes. These trends could affect Kellogg’s bottom-line performance.
Could General Mills’ Earnings per Share Improve in Fiscal 2018?
General Mills (GIS) expects its adjusted EPS to increase 1.0%–2.0% on a constant currency basis in fiscal 2018.
Why Kraft Heinz’s US Segment Remained Sluggish in 1Q17
The majority of packaged food manufacturers continue to struggle in the domestic market owing to a fall in consumption. Kraft Heinz’s (KHC) net sales fell 3.5% in the United States.
Campbell Soup’s Top Line Was Lower in Fiscal 3Q17
Campbell Soup marked a stark fall in its top line in February due to low consumer spending amid a shift towards healthier foods and a delay in tax returns.
Why Hershey Stock Fell despite Strong 2Q17 Results
Hershey (HSY) posted better-than-expected 2Q17 results, which it released on June 26. Hershey’s sales and earnings per share beat Wall Street’s expectations.
Is Hershey’s Current Valuation Warranted?
As of April 27, 2017, Hershey (HSY) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 21.8x.
Mondelēz Stock: What to Expect after Q1
Continued strength in Mondelēz’s (MDLZ) base business is expected to support its stock in the near term.
BYND Leads Alt-Meat Market, Faces New Competitors
On Friday, investment bank UBS started coverage on Beyond Meat Stock (BYND). At 10:08 AM ET today, the stock was trading 4.4% lower at $76.5.
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How Kellogg Stacks Up against Peers
The majority of analysts covering Kellogg (K) remain neutral on the stock, given the industry-wide slowdown.
Will General Mills’ Earnings per Share Return to Growth in 3Q18?
General Mills (GIS) is slated to announce its fiscal 3Q18 earnings on Wednesday, March 21.
What Drove Campbell Soup’s Q2 Top Line?
Campbell Soup (CPB) posted better-than-expected sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2019.
Here’s How Wall Street Reacted to General Mills’ Q2 2019 Results
Most analysts lowered their target prices on General Mills stock following the release of its results for the second quarter of fiscal 2019.
Behind J.M. Smucker’s Waning Sales
J.M. Smucker (SJM) has continued to disappoint on the sales front this year, having posted declines in sales for the past several quarters.
What Affected Kraft Heinz’s 4Q17 Earnings?
The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) reported weaker-than-expected 4Q17 earnings on February 16, 2018.
Hershey Rejects Mondelez’s Takeover Offer, Wall Street Responds
The average broker target price for Hershey has risen to $95.5 from $91.23. This represents an increase of 14% from the stock’s closing price of $109.12 on July 20, 2016.
How Did Kellogg Fund Its Financing Condition?
Kellogg has had a financing condition related to the tender offer to purchase for cash up to $440.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.5% debentures due in 2031.
Uber Stock Rises Even as Kalanick Sells Shares
Yesterday, Uber (UBER) co-founder Travis Kalanick sold about 20 million UBER shares, raking in over half a billion dollars.
How 4Q16 Results Affected Mondelēz International’s Valuation
The 12-month forward PE (price-earnings) multiple of Mondelēz International (MDLZ) rose 0.8% to 20.9x on February 8 in reaction to the company’s 4Q16 results and 2017 outlook.
How Kraft Heinz Performed in Third Quarter of 2018
Kraft Heinz (KHC) reported net sales of $6.4 billion, which came in ahead of Wall Street’s expectation and increased 1.6% on a YoY basis.
How HSY, MDLZ, K, and KHC Compare in Terms of Valuations
On June 7, 2017, Kraft Heinz (KHC) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 24.8x, which is higher than its peers.
Why Food Stocks Aren’t Cooking
So far this year, food stocks have largely disappointed investors, and the outlook for the rest of the year appears no better. Stock prices for food manufacturers have been on a downtrend, underperforming the S&P 500 Index (SPX-INDEX) on a YTD (year-to-date) basis, as the graph below shows. As of July 3, Campbell Soup (CPB), General Mills (GIS), Conagra Brands (CAG), J. M. Smucker (SJM), Kellogg (K), and Kraft Heinz (KHC) have fallen 13.7%, 10.7%, 10.2%, 7.7%, 6.7%, and 3.3%, respectively, YTD. The S&P 500 Index has returned 8.5% during the same period.
Here’s What Drove J.M. Smucker’s Fiscal 3Q18 Top Line
J.M. Smucker (SJM) reported fiscal 3Q18 sales of $1.9 billion in fiscal 3Q18, which surpassed analysts’ estimate and increased 1.3% YoY.
Kellogg: Will Q4 Be Disappointing?
Kellogg (K) is scheduled to announce its fourth-quarter results on February 7. Analysts expect Kellogg’s top line to maintain its momentum.
A Look at J.M. Smucker’s Fiscal 3Q18 Margins
J.M. Smucker’s (SJM) adjusted gross margin fell 10 basis points to 38.4% in fiscal 3Q18 due to increased freight costs and an inventory obsolescence charge.
What Affected Conagra Brands’ 3Q Margins?
The packaged food manufacturers in the US have been disappointing on the margins front as weak sales and a prolonged price war among retailers have been taking a toll on their profitability.
Why Recovery in General Mills Stock Could Be a Slow Go
General Mills (GIS) management remains upbeat on the net sales growth rate for fiscal 2019 and expects 9%–10% growth, led by the Blue Buffalo acquisition.
Why General Mills’ EPS Growth Rate Might Not Impress
General Mills (GIS) has impressed with its bottom line performance recently despite significant pressure on its earnings from inflation in input costs.
Why Credit Suisse Downgraded Hershey Stock
Credit Suisse downgraded Hershey (HSY) stock to “underperform” from “neutral” and lowered the target price to $80 from $90.
What to Expect from Conagra Stock in Fiscal 2018
Conagra Brands (CAG) will report its fiscal 1Q18 sales and earnings results on Thursday, September 28.
Earnings Pressure Is Likely to Hurt Kellogg Stock
The Kellogg Company posted weaker-than-expected sales in the first quarter following which its stock fell more than 5% in the premarket session on May 2.
Ingredion Is Trading below Its Key Moving Averages
As of January 20, 2016, Ingredion closed at $86.6. It trades 6.1%, 9.2%, and 7.3%, respectively, below its 100-day, 50-day, and 20-day moving averages.
How Did Kellogg Perform on the Margins Front?
Kellogg (K) is banking on lowering costs and driving productivity savings to accelerate its margins growth amid a slowdown in consumption.
How Conagra Delivered Impressive Earnings in Fiscal 3Q17
Conagra Brands’ (CAG) fiscal 3Q17 EPS topped analysts’ estimates. But sales fell again YoY and missed Wall Street analysts’ consensus estimate.
Could Mondelēz’s 1Q17 Bottom Line Exceed Expectations?
Mondelēz International (MDLZ) is slated to report its 1Q17 results on May 2. Analysts expect MDLZ to report average adjusted earnings per share of $0.50 in 1Q17, representing year-over-year growth of 4.2% when compared with 1Q16.
Why Kellogg’s North America Segment Continued to Struggle in 1Q17
Kellogg (K) continues to struggle in North America like most of its peers as a result of weak consumption trends.
Campbell Soup’s Margins Could Continue to Contract
The Campbell Soup Company (CPB) continued to report sluggish margins as higher-than-expected inflation in commodities and transportation costs remained a drag.
General Mills: Analysts Expect the Stock to Decline
Among the 18 analysts tracking General Mills, 13 recommended a “hold,” four recommended a “buy,” and one recommended a “sell.”
Why Campbell Soup’s Fiscal 1Q18 Earnings Could Fall
Campbell Soup (CPB) is expected to announce its fiscal 1Q18 results on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
What Analysts Recommend for Mondelēz Stock
Of the 22 analysts providing ratings for Mondelēz stock, 82% suggest a “buy,” and 18% recommend a “hold.”
Why J.M. Smucker’s Margins Could Remain Muted
J.M. Smucker’s (SJM) fiscal 2Q18 margins could take a hit from lower volumes and higher spending.
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What to Expect from J.M. Smucker’s Margins in Fiscal 2018
J.M. Smucker (SJM), like most of its peers, is focusing on cost-saving initiatives to boost margins amid a soft sales environment.
Mondelēz’s 2Q17 Sales to Fall, Cyberattack to Blame
Analysts expect Mondelēz International (MDLZ) to post sales of $6.0 billion in 2Q17, a fall of ~4.4% YoY (year-over-year).
This Could Stall the Uptrend in General Mills Stock
Shares of General Mills (GIS) are up 19.6% on a YTD basis as of February 22, outperforming most of the company’s peers.
Why Analysts Have Low Expectations for Kraft Heinz’s 1Q18
Kraft Heinz (KHC) is set to announce its 1Q18 results on May 2. Analysts expect the company’s sales and earnings to fall year-over-year.
Could Campbell Soup’s Earnings Decline in Fiscal 2018?
Campbell Soup (CPB) has missed analysts’ EPS (earnings per share) expectations in the past three quarters.
Beyond Meat Stock Falls after Citigroup’s ‘Sell’ Rating
Today, Beyond Meat was trading 5.1% lower as of 10:15 AM ET. The “sell” rating from Citigroup could have led to a fall in the company’s stock price.
Conagra Brands Crushes Q4 Estimates, Stock Up 3%
Conagra Brands stock rose 3.2% in pre-market trading at 8:57 AM ET today. The company reported stellar results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020.
Beyond Meat Falls More than 10% after Barclays’ Downgrade
Benjamin Theurer of Barclays double downgraded Beyond Meat from an “overweight” to “underweight” rating due to weakness in the foodservice industry.
Why Did Beyond Meat Stock Fall on Thursday?
On Thursday, Beyond Meat stock fell to a low of $136 before closing at $145.35—a decline of 4% from the previous day’s closing price.
Beyond Meat Announces Production Expansion, Stock Falls
Despite the announcement about Beyond Meat expanding its production capabilities, the stock was trading over 5% lower in the pre-market hours of trading.
Is General Mills Stock a Good Buy amid COVID-19?
General Mills (NYSE:GIS) is one of the consumer staples companies that has seen higher demand for products amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Will Kraft Heinz Deliver Strong Q1 Results amid COVID-19?
Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) is one of the consumer staples companies that has benefited from higher demand for its products amid COVID-19.
Beyond Meat Stock Rises despite UBS’s Downgrade
Amid COVID-19, Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:BYND) stock declined to a low of $48.18. Since then, the stock has increased by 125.8% to $108.78.
Kraft Heinz Stock: Why Wells Fargo Has a ‘Buy’ Rating
Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) gained another bull on April 16. Wells Fargo upgraded the stock to “overweight” from “equal weight.”
Beyond Meat Stock: Goldman Sachs Turns Bearish
Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:BYND) stock fell 2.6% on March 26. Goldman Sachs downgraded its rating for the alternative-meat maker.
Is Kellogg’s Stock Set to Outperform Peers in 2020?
On January 7, Credit Suisse upgraded Kellogg’s (NYSE:K) stock to “outperform” from “neutral,” and increased its target price to $78 from $60.
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Why Has Conagra Brands Stock Continued to Rise?
Conagra Brands (CAG) stock has risen about 17% since the company posted its stellar second-quarter results on December 19.
Beyond Meat: UBS Is Cautious about Rising Competition
Favoring Beyond Meat’s first-mover advantage in the plant-based meat market, UBS initiated coverage with a “neutral” rating and a price target of $85.
Mondelēz’ restructuring aimed at lowering operating costs
Mondelēz’ restructuring program will cost $3.5 billion, with $2.5 billion in cash. The program is expected to deliver cost savings of $1.5 billion by 2018.
Kraft Heinz: Is Big EPS Beat an Opportunity to Exit Stock?
Today, Kraft Heinz posted its third-quarter earnings, which beat analysts’ consensus estimates. The revenues fell short of analysts’ estimates.
Yum! Brands Stock Falls, Misses Q3 Earnings Estimate
So far, Yum! Brands (YUM) stock has fallen 8.5% as of 12:25 PM ET today. The company reported lower-than-expected earnings for the third quarter.
Kraft Heinz Stock: Q3 Might Not Help Bulls or Bears
So far, Kraft Heinz stock has taken a beating this year. The stock has fallen about 35% on a YTD basis as of Tuesday, which indicates limited downside risk.
Is Beyond Meat Stock Losing Its Muscles after 3Q Earnings?
On Tuesday, Beyond Meat stock opened more than 20% lower and ended the day 1 cent below $82, which translates to a 22.2% decline in a single day.
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Why Kellogg Beat Earnings Estimates for Q3
Kellogg (K) posted stronger-than-expected third-quarter earnings today. Here’s how Kellogg’s favorable pricing and mix supported Q3 earnings.
Beyond Meat Stock Plunged despite Strong Q3 Results
Beyond Meat (BYND) stock fell 10.2% in after-market trading hours on October 28, even as the company reported better-than-expected third-quarter results.
Will Beyond Meat’s Q3 Earnings Surpass Expectations?
Plant-based food producer Beyond Meat (BYND) is set to release its third-quarter earnings results on October 29. Wall Street will be watching closely.
Beyond Meat Rose 11%: Will the Momentum Continue?
Soon, plant-based meat might find its way into your favorite McDonald’s (MCD) burgers. Beyond Meat (BYND) rose 11.5% on Thursday.
Kellogg and Hormel Foods Chase Beyond Meat’s Success
Looking to replicate Beyond Meat’s astounding growth, Kellogg (K) introduced “Incogmeato” on Wednesday, which is a plant-based meat alternative.
Kraft Heinz Stock Fell 20% in August: What’s Next?
Kraft Heinz stock fell about 20% in August and significantly underperformed the broader markets. The stock isn’t attractive despite its low valuation.
Why Campbell Soup Stock Rose after Its Q4 Results
Campbell Soup (CPB) stock rose about 3.9% in the pre-market session on Friday. The company posted better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter results.
SJM Missed Q1 Estimates by Wide Margin, Lowered Guidance
J.M. Smucker (SJM) posted weaker-than-expected fiscal first-quarter results. The company’s first-quarter sales and margin missed analysts’ estimate.
Kellogg Beat Q2 Estimates Due to Higher Pricing
On Tuesday, Kellogg announced stronger-than-expected second-quarter results. The company’s net sales and EPS beat analysts’ expectations.
Amazon’s In-Home Delivery Plans in Oklahoma Mean New Jobs
Amazon is planning to expand its operations, a move that’s poised to give rise to new job opportunities in the local economy.
General Mills Stock Falls on Sales Miss, Peers Follow Suit
General Mills (GIS) released its fourth-quarter fiscal 2019 results on June 26. Its performance was mixed, with its bottom line growing healthily and exceeding Wall Street’s estimate.
What Analysts’ Price Target Indicates for J.M. Smucker Stock
Wall Street has a price target of $114.54 per share on the J.M. Smucker Company (SJM), implying a potential downside of 5.6% based on its closing price of $121.31 on June 24.
Kellogg Reports Mixed Q1 Results, Earnings Remain Pressured
The Kellogg Company (K) posted mixed first-quarter earnings results on May 2.
Kellogg: Analysts Recommend a ‘Hold’
Most of the analysts covering Kellogg continue to maintain a neutral outlook on the stock, which reflects near-term pressure on its earnings.
Kellogg: What Can Investors Expect in Q1?
Kellogg (K) is scheduled to announce its first-quarter results on May 2. Kellogg stock has risen 2.5% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of April 23.