Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Stock in the Spotlight: The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC)

Stock in the Spotlight: The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC)


The Kraft Heinz Company is in the consumer packaged goods industry and consumer defensive sector. The Kraft Heinz Co is a food and beverage company. It manufactures and market food and beverage products, including condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meat, refreshment beverages, and other grocery products.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The KHC stock showed a previous change of 0.49% with an open at 47.20 and a close of 47.46. It reached an intraday high of 47.48 and a low of 46.64.

SeekingAlpha:  The U.S. Week Ahead (Feb 11-15)


The stock has a market cap of $57.9b with 1.2b shares outstanding, of which the float is 1.2b shares. Trading volume reached 5,239,773 shares compared to its average volume of 6,703,159 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, The Kraft Heinz Company shares returned -0.57% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 8.46%. Over three months, it changed -13.49%. In one year it has changed -36.85% and within that year its 52-week high was 72.78 and its 52-week low was 41.60. KHC stock is 14.09% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 54.55 and a 50 day moving average of 47.05. Currently KHC stock is trading -12.99% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  The U.S. Week Ahead (Feb 11-15)


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 8.95 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 5.30. Based on 8 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.94. The TTM EPS is 3.57, which comes to a TTM PE of 13.29.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.78
06-30-2018:  1.00
03-31-2018:  0.89
12-31-2017:  0.90

The dividend per share is currently 2.50, which is a dividend yield of 5.27%. KHC 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 88.06, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 46.11%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 0.20% of insider ownership and 81.30% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 0.87

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 16.73%, return on assets is 8.66%, profit margin is 12.27%, price-to-sales is 2.97 and price-to-book is 0.89.

Company Scores:

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

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