Kellanova Co (NYSE: K)’s stock price has increased by 1.15 compared to its previous closing price of 52.20. However, the company has seen a 1.89% increase in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. The Motley Fool reported 2023-11-15 that Kellanova recently spun off its North American cereal business, creating Kellogg. With Kellogg focused only on cereal, the food maker will likely end up increasing competition in the cereal sector.
Is It Worth Investing in Kellanova Co (NYSE: K) Right Now?
The price-to-earnings ratio for Kellanova Co (NYSE: K) is above average at 21.01x, while the 36-month beta value is 0.43.Analysts have differing opinions on the stock, with 3 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 as “overweight,” 16 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
The average price point forecasted by analysts for Kellanova Co (K) is $57.46, which is $4.66 above the current market price. The public float for K is 286.23M, and currently, short sellers hold a 3.82% ratio of that floaft. The average trading volume of K on November 20, 2023 was 2.87M shares.
K’s Market Performance
K’s stock has seen a 1.89% increase for the week, with a 5.83% rise in the past month and a -7.93% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.71%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.76% for Kellanova Co The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 3.09% for K’s stock, with a -11.86% simple moving average for the past 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of K
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for K stocks, with Barclays repeating the rating for K by listing it as a “Equal Weight.” The predicted price for K in the upcoming period, according to Barclays is $55 based on the research report published on November 09, 2023 of the current year 2023.
K Trading at 0.33% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought K to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -24.69% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 1.76%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.71%, as shares surge +5.35% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -11.14% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, K rose by +1.89%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -21.93% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $51.35. In addition, Kellanova Co saw -21.01% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at K starting from KELLOGG W K FOUNDATION TRUST, who sale 77,800 shares at the price of $51.87 back on Nov 09. After this action, KELLOGG W K FOUNDATION TRUST now owns 53,631,638 shares of Kellanova Co, valued at $4,035,673 using the latest closing price.
KELLOGG W K FOUNDATION TRUST, the 10% Owner of Kellanova Co, sale 77,800 shares at $49.96 during a trade that took place back on Oct 30, which means that KELLOGG W K FOUNDATION TRUST is holding 53,709,438 shares at $3,886,608 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for K
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +10.70 for the present operating margin
- +29.83 for the gross margin
The net margin for Kellanova Co stands at +6.27. The total capital return value is set at 13.95, while invested capital returns managed to touch 9.49. Equity return is now at value 21.55, with 4.68 for asset returns.
Based on Kellanova Co (K), the company’s capital structure generated 181.96 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 64.53. Total debt to assets is 38.77, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 147.25. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 52.22.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.57, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.23. The receivables turnover for the company is 9.50 and the total asset turnover is 0.84. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.66.
In a nutshell, Kellanova Co (K) has experienced a mixed performance in recent times. The stock has received mixed “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. 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.