McCormick & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MKC) has seen a decline in its stock price by -0.66 in relation to its previous close of 66.31. However, the company has experienced a 0.87% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. MarketBeat reported 2023-11-13 that If you’re looking for companies with steady profitability, cash flow and dividends, then Broadcom Inc. NASDAQ: AVGO, McCormick & Co. Inc. NYSE: MKC and Merck & Co. NYSE: MRK are worthy candidates.

Is It Worth Investing in McCormick & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MKC) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for McCormick & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MKC) is above average at 27.48x. The 36-month beta value for MKC is also noteworthy at 0.68. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 3 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 rating it as “overweight,” 10 rating it as “hold,” and 2 rating it as “sell.”

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The average price estimated by analysts for MKC is $74.79, which is $8.92 above than the current price. The public float for MKC is 250.70M, and at present, short sellers hold a 1.55% of that float. The average trading volume of MKC on November 16, 2023 was 2.00M shares.

MKC’s Market Performance

MKC’s stock has seen a 0.87% increase for the week, with a 6.48% rise in the past month and a -22.59% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.55%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.07% for McCormick & Co., Inc. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 3.47% for MKC’s stock, with a -17.63% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of MKC

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MKC stocks, with HSBC Securities repeating the rating for MKC by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for MKC in the upcoming period, according to HSBC Securities is $86 based on the research report published on September 22, 2023 of the current year 2023.

MKC Trading at -4.73% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought MKC to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -30.22% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.07%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.55%, as shares surge +7.61% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -17.77% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MKC rose by +0.87%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -12.31% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $63.89. In addition, McCormick & Co., Inc. saw -20.53% 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 MKC starting from Schwartz Jeffery D, who sale 2,000 shares at the price of $64.37 back on Oct 25. After this action, Schwartz Jeffery D now owns 55,174 shares of McCormick & Co., Inc., valued at $128,738 using the latest closing price.

MANGAN MICHAEL D, the Director of McCormick & Co., Inc., sale 5,000 shares at $83.63 during a trade that took place back on Aug 21, which means that MANGAN MICHAEL D is holding 39,181 shares at $418,142 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MKC

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

The net margin for McCormick & Co., Inc. stands at +10.74. The total capital return value is set at 9.19, while invested capital returns managed to touch 8.03. Equity return is now at value 13.43, with 4.99 for asset returns.

Based on McCormick & Co., Inc. (MKC), the company’s capital structure generated 114.95 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 53.48. Total debt to assets is 40.99, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 81.58. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 37.95.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.46, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.19. The receivables turnover for the company is 11.31 and the total asset turnover is 0.49. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.70.


In summary, McCormick & Co., Inc. (MKC) has had a mixed performance as of late. Analysts have bullish opinions on the stock, with some viewing 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.