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Why J.M. Smucker Missed Q4 Earnings Estimate
J.M. Smucker (SJM) reported weaker-than-expected fiscal Q4 earnings.
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.
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).
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.
Could Wheat Prices Rise Due to Weak Export Demand?
Weak export and domestic demand sentiment among high supply and availability might keep the pressure on wheat prices.
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.
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.
Kraft Heinz Stock Could Fall on Weak Sales
Kraft Heinz (KHC) stock is down 10.0% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis and trading close to its 52-week low, as the continued decline in sales remains a drag.
Why Conagra’s 2Q18 Margins Disappointed
What affected margins Like most of its peers’ margins, Conagra Brands’ (CAG) margins remained pressured during fiscal 2Q18, despite higher sales. Increased input costs and higher brand investments weighed on the profitability of the company. The company’s margins benefited from higher volumes and supply-chain productivity savings in fiscal 2Q18. However, elevated costs remained a drag. […]
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.
Why More Disappointments Could Be in the Cards for J.M. Smucker
J.M. Smucker (SJM) stock is down about 17.2% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis, and the trend could continue as deteriorating fundamentals will likely restrict the stock’s recovery at least in the near term.
How Did J.M. Smucker Perform in Fiscal 2Q17?
J.M. Smucker fell 3.9% to close at $124.85 per share on November 17. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -2.1%, -5.5%, and 3.4%, respectively.
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.
Conagra’s Valuation after Its 3Q17 Earnings
As of March 24, 2017, Conagra Brands (CAG) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 21.9x.
Buckingham Research Upgrades Pinnacle Foods to ‘Buy’
Pinnacle Foods rose 1.4% to close at $44.53 per share on March 2. PF’s weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 5.3%, 4.0%, and 5.5%, respectively.
ConAgra Foods Separated Its Lamb Weston Business
ConAgra Brands (CAG) has a market cap of $15.2 billion. It fell 28.3% to close at $34.30 per share on November 10, 2016.
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.
SJM Stock Drops ~6% on Weak Second-Quarter Results, Lower Outlook
Today, J.M. Smucker (SJM) reported weaker-than-expected fiscal 2019 second-quarter results (period ended October 31).
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.
High-grade corporate bonds hit second-highest issuance of 2015
Corporate investment-grade borrowing marginally declined to $62.34 billion in the week to March 13, 2015, the second-highest issuance in 2015.
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.
What Affected McCormick’s Sales in Q1 2019?
McCormick posted weaker-than-expected sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2019. Its net sales fell slightly short of analysts’ estimate.
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.”
J.M. Smucker to Report Its Fiscal 2Q16 Results
On November 19, J.M. Smucker will report its earnings for 2Q16. The company’s shares reacted positively to its 1Q16 results. It had a strong performance.
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.
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.
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.
General Mills Crushes Q4 Estimates, Stock Falls 2%
General Mills (NYSE:GIS) stock fell 2.0% on Wednesday and ended the day at $60.43 with a market cap of $36.6 billion after its fourth-quarter results.
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.
General Mills Stock Falls, Q3 Sales Miss Estimates
General Mills (NYSE:GIS) stock fell over 7.5% in the pre-market trading session today. The company delivered mixed earnings results.
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.
Conagra Brands Crushes Q2 Earnings Estimate
Conagra Brands (CAG) posted better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 before the markets opened today.
Limited Upside in General Mills Stock after Q2 Earnings
General Mills posted mixed earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 before the markets opened on Wednesday. The company’s top line stayed flat.
What to Expect from Conagra Brands’ Q2 Earnings
Conagra Brands (CAG) will announce its earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 before the markets open on Thursday.
General Mills Earnings: Will Low Growth Hurt GIS Stock?
General Mills (GIS) is set to announce its fiscal 2020 second-quarter earnings before markets open on December 18. Here’s what’s expected.
Why SJM Stock Is Underperforming Peers
This year, J.M. Smucker (SJM) stock has risen 13.1%, underperforming most peers and broader markets. Let’s look at what’s limiting the stock.
Conagra Brands: Mixed Q1 Results, Solid 2H Outlook
Conagra Brands (CAG) posted mixed first-quarter results. The company’s revenues maintained the momentum and registered strong growth.
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.
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.
Lower Taxes Boost J.M. Smucker’s Fourth-Quarter EPS
J.M. Smucker (SJM) posted mixed fourth-quarter results on June 6.
Acquisitions Are Set to Drive J.M. Smucker’s Q4 Sales
Wall Street expects the J.M. Smucker Company’s (SJM) top line to continue to improve and mark strong growth in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.
Conagra Stock Is Outperforming Peers: Will the Trend Continue?
Conagra Brands stock has risen 25.4% since it announced stronger-than-expected third-quarter earnings on March 21.
Analyzing Mondelēz’s Q1 Earnings Beat
Mondelēz (MDLZ) posted stronger-than-expected first-quarter earnings. The company’s adjusted EPS of $0.65 beat analysts’ estimate of $0.61.
Mondelēz: Strength in Emerging Markets Drove Organic Sales
Mondelēz posted net revenues of $6.54 billion, which fell short of analysts’ estimate of $6.55 billion and decreased 3.4% on a YoY basis.
Mondelēz: Improved Base Business Supported Q1 Earnings Beat
Mondelēz (MDLZ) posted mixed first-quarter results after the markets closed on April 30. Mondelēz’s top line fell short of analysts’ estimate.
Key Takeaways from Hershey’s First Quarter
Hershey (HSY) stock rose 4.6% yesterday following the company’s stellar first-quarter results.
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.
Higher Volumes and Margins Drive Hershey’s Q1
The Hershey Company (HSY) posted stellar first-quarter earnings results on April 25.
Mondelēz Stock: Analysts Suggest a ‘Buy’ ahead of Q1
Most analysts suggest “buys” on Mondelēz (MDLZ) stock, reflecting continued strength in its base business.
Why the Uptrend in McCormick Stock Might Be Limited
McCormick (MKC) stock bounced back in the past two months. The stock has risen ~23% since February 1.
These Consumer Staples Stocks Marked Stellar Gains in Q1
The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP) rose 10.5% in the first quarter of 2019.
CPB, GIS, SJM, CAG, and MDLZ: Analysts’ Recommendations
Analysts maintained a “sell” rating on Campbell Soup (CPB) stock. The company’s earnings are expected to decline in the coming quarters.
Analyzing Conagra Brands’ Growth Drivers
Conagra Brands (CAG) shares have risen 21.1% since the company reported its third-quarter earnings on March 21.
Five Food Stocks That Have Outperformed Broader Markets
Improved financial performances drove General Mills, Conagra Brands, Mondelēz, J.M. Smucker, and Campbell Soup shares higher.
What’s Behind McCormick’s Q1 EPS Beat?
McCormick (MKC) posted stronger-than-expected bottom line results for the first quarter of fiscal 2019.
What Wall Street Recommends on General Mills Stock
Most analysts covering General Mills (GIS) stock remain on the sidelines, as shares of General Mills are up ~31% on a year-to-date basis.
Why General Mills’ Sales Growth Rate Could Decelerate
General Mills (GIS) posted stronger-than-expected sales during the third quarter of fiscal 2019.
General Mills Stock Is Up ~31%—Will the Uptrend Continue?
Shares of General Mills (GIS) have outperformed the broader markets so far this year for a number of reasons.
CAG Stock Soars ~13% on Q3 2019 EPS Beat—Will It Rise Further?
Conagra Brands (CAG) stock rose 12.8% on March 21 following the company’s release of its fiscal 2019 third-quarter results.
Why McCormick’s EPS Growth Rate Is Likely to Remain Low
Wall Street expects McCormick (MKC) to post adjusted EPS of $1.03 in the first quarter of fiscal 2019, a YoY (year-over-year) growth rate of 3.0%.
Pinnacle Foods Acquisition to Drive Conagra Brands’ Q3 Sales
Analysts expect Conagra Brands (CAG) to report solid sales in the third quarter of fiscal 2019. Analysts expect Conagra Brands to post net sales of $2.8 billion, which implies year-over-year growth of ~39%.
Will Weak Q3 Earnings Drag General Mills Stock Down?
General Mills is expected to report its third-quarter results on March 20. Analysts expect the company to sustain the momentum in its net sales.
Why Kraft Heinz Stock Looks Unattractive despite ~33% Drop
Kraft Heinz (KHC) stock has plunged about 33% since it announced its fourth-quarter results on February 21.
Why Kraft Heinz’s EPS Could See a Double-Digit Decline in 2019
Kraft Heinz’s (KHC) bottom line has remained under pressure in the past two quarters and disappointed investors.
Why Kraft Heinz’s Top Line Is Expected to Decline in 2019
Kraft Heinz (KHC) didn’t impress investors with its sales performance in 2018.
Why Campbell Soup’s Bottom Line Could Continue to Decline
Campbell Soup (CPB) has exceeded analysts’ adjusted earnings estimate in the past five consecutive quarters.
Why Campbell Soup’s Sales Growth Is Projected to Decelerate
Campbell Soup (CPB) posted stellar sales growth in the past four quarters.
Is Campbell Soup Stock Heading for a Decline?
Campbell Soup (CPB) rose more than 10.5% after the company’s better-than-expected quarterly performance on February 27.
Dan Loeb’s Third Point Looks to Baxter and Campbell Soup in 2019
During Q4 2018, Third Point reduced its stake by ~33% in healthcare company Baxter International (BAX).
Campbell Soup’s Q2 Performance Impresses Investors
Campbell Soup (CPB) stock jumped more than 10% on February 27 following the company’s stronger-than-expected second-quarter results.
J.M. Smucker’s Impressive Q3 Results Lift Its Stock Higher
On February 26, J.M. Smucker (SJM) posted stronger-than-expected third-quarter results for the period ending January 31.
J.M. Smucker Stock Rose on Impressive Q3 Results
J.M. Smucker (SJM) reported stronger-than-expected third-quarter results today.
Did Kraft Heinz’s Underperformance Ring an Alarm Bell?
Shares of Kraft Heinz (KHC) crashed more than 27% on Friday, February 22, as weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter results and sluggish guidance upset investors.
Campbell Soup: Will Q2 Hurt Its Stock?
Campbell Soup (CPB) is scheduled to announce its second-quarter results on February 27.
Kraft Heinz Stock Could Face More Downgrades
Most analysts continue to recommend a “buy” on Kraft Heinz (KHC) stock despite the company’s weak financial performance.
Why Kraft Heinz’s Sales Missed the Estimate
Kraft Heinz reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter sales. Kraft Heinz’s net sales of $6.89 billion fell short of analysts’ expectation.
Kraft Heinz Stock Fell ~21% Due to Weak Q4 Results
On February 21, Kraft Heinz (KHC) shares fell ~21% following the company’s weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter results.