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The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) Stock: A Look at the Analyst Recommendations

The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 19.73x compared to its average ratio. compared to its average ratio and a 36-month beta value of 0.69. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 7 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 as “overweight,” 13 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price point forecasted by analysts for The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) is $45.71, which is $6.53 above the current market price. The public float for KHC is 781.63M, and currently, short sellers hold a 2.22% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of KHC on May 25, 2023 was 6.25M shares.

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KHC) stock’s latest price update

The stock price of The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC) has surged by 0.08 when compared to previous closing price of 38.69, but the company has seen a -0.49% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 05/03/23 that Restaurants, Food Companies Pursue Budget-Minded Consumers as Inflation Persists

KHC’s Market Performance

The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) has seen a -0.49% fall in stock performance for the week, with a -1.83% decline in the past month and a -2.59% plunge in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.48%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.56% for KHC. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -2.88% for KHC stock, with a simple moving average of 0.59% for the last 200 days.

KHC Trading at -1.17% 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 -9.53% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.56%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.48%, as shares sank -1.63% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +1.52% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, KHC fell by -0.49%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +2.46% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $39.84. In addition, The Kraft Heinz Company saw -4.89% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at KHC starting from La Lande Rashida, who sale 25,000 shares at the price of $41.00 back on May 05. After this action, La Lande Rashida now owns 234,084 shares of The Kraft Heinz Company, valued at $1,024,997 using the latest closing price.

Torres Flavio, the EVP & Global Chf Sply Chn Ofcr of The Kraft Heinz Company, sale 250,571 shares at $39.58 during a trade that took place back on Feb 16, which means that Torres Flavio is holding 188,983 shares at $9,918,452 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for KHC

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +17.15 for the present operating margin
  • +30.48 for the gross margin

The net margin for The Kraft Heinz Company stands at +8.92. The total capital return value is set at 6.42, while invested capital returns managed to touch 3.39. Equity return is now at value 5.00, with 2.70 for asset returns.

Based on The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC), the company’s capital structure generated 42.69 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 29.92. Total debt to assets is 22.96, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 40.71. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 28.53.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.50, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.30. The receivables turnover for the company is 12.99 and the total asset turnover is 0.29. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.87.


To put it simply, The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) has had a bad performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.