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Recent Fundamentals: B&G Foods (NYSE: BGS)


B&G Foods is part of the consumer defensive sector and is part of the consumer packaged goods industry. The company CEO is Robert C. Cantwell. B&G Foods Inc processes and sells packaged food products in the United States. Through its brands such as Ac’cent, B&G, B&M and Baker’s Joy it sells vegetables, canned meats, spices and other packaged food products.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The BGS stock showed a previous change of 0.88% with an open at 26.20 and a close of 26.36. It reached an intraday high of 27.15 and a low of 26.20.

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The stock has a market cap of $1.7b with 65.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 64.1m shares. Trading volume reached 522,829 shares compared to its average volume of 675,336 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, B&G Foods shares returned 0.80% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -14.51%. Over three months, it changed -14.65%. In one year it has changed -11.72% and within that year its 52-week high was 39.75 and its 52-week low was 22.00. BGS stock is 19.82% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 28.58 and a 50 day moving average of 29.86. Currently BGS stock is trading -7.78% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.26 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 8.09. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.59. The TTM EPS is 2.05, which comes to a TTM PE of 12.86. Historically, the PE high was 50.30 and the PE low was 8.09. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 16.57, which is a decrease of -37.12%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  0.38
03-31-2018:  0.55
12-31-2017:  0.57
09-30-2017:  0.55

The dividend per share is currently 1.90, which is a dividend yield of 7.17%. BGS stock may not have enough earnings to cover future dividends and still be able to invest in the business, therefore the dividend may be cut in the future.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 56.15, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 53.05%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 2.80% of insider ownership and 95.40% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 21,540,940, which is 32.67% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 33.97. This stock has a high level of short interest and may fall in value in the near term.

The current calculated beta is 0.52

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 23.68%, return on assets is 5.90%, profit margin is 12.25%, price-to-sales is 1.33 and price-to-book is 2.08.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 4  :Valuation Score
 5  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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