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The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) Just Got Our Attention

The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) went down by -0.15% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $44.87. The company’s stock price has collected 3.21% of gains in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 10/26/22 that Kraft Heinz Sales Tick Higher as Prices Rise

Is It Worth Investing in The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ :KHC) Right Now?

The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 49.18 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for KHC is at 0.77. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 7 analysts out of 21 who provided ratings for The Kraft Heinz Company declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 12 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $42.18, which is $3.11 above the current price. KHC currently public float of 781.45M and currently shorts hold a 2.19% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of KHC was 7.98M shares.

KHC’s Market Performance

KHC stocks went up by 3.21% for the week, with a monthly jump of 4.96% and a quarterly performance of 0.75%, while its annual performance rate touched 8.60%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 1.20% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.32% for The Kraft Heinz Company. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 2.59% for KHC stocks with a simple moving average of 2.07% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of KHC

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for KHC stocks, with Exane BNP Paribas repeating the rating for KHC by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for KHC in the upcoming period, according to Exane BNP Paribas is $39 based on the research report published on November 15th of the current year 2022.

Goldman, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see KHC reach a price target of $43. The rating they have provided for KHC stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on October 10th, 2022.

UBS gave a rating of “Neutral” to KHC, setting the target price at $34 in the report published on September 29th of the current year.

KHC Trading at 8.19% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought KHC to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -13.31% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.32%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.20%, as shares surge +5.39% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +11.27% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, KHC rose by +3.21%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +11.33% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $38.02. In addition, The Kraft Heinz Company saw 8.36% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at KHC starting from La Lande Rashida, who sale 30,000 shares at the price of $38.36 back on Aug 19. After this action, La Lande Rashida now owns 223,062 shares of The Kraft Heinz Company, valued at $1,150,803 using the latest closing price.

Garlati Vince, the VP, Global Controller (PAO) of The Kraft Heinz Company, sale 19,938 shares at $38.43 during a trade that took place back on Aug 17, which means that Garlati Vince is holding 94,843 shares at $766,130 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for KHC

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +19.47 for the present operating margin
  • +32.97 for the gross margin

The net margin for The Kraft Heinz Company stands at +3.89. Equity return is now at value 2.50, with 1.30 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.99.

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