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Stock Analysis: ConAgra Brands (NYSE: CAG)

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ConAgra Brands is part of the consumer packaged goods industry and is in the consumer defensive sector. Conagra Brands Inc is in the business of trading and merchandising packaged food in a variety of categories and in various retail channels across frozen, refrigerated, and shelf-stable temperature classes in North America.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CAG stock showed a previous change of -0.10% with an open at 29.73 and a close of 29.75. It reached an intraday high of 30.01 and a low of 29.63.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $14.5b with 485.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 481.3m shares. Trading volume reached 7,247,780 shares compared to its average volume of 8,346,646 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, ConAgra Brands shares returned 5.12% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 28.40%. Over three months, it changed 42.28%. In one year it has changed -17.83% and within that year its 52-week high was 39.43 and its 52-week low was 20.22. CAG stock is 47.13% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 30.42 and a 50 day moving average of 24.64. Currently CAG stock is trading -2.22% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.98 that ended on 31st of May 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 15.03. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.49. The TTM EPS is 2.13, which comes to a TTM PE of 13.97.

The dividend per share is currently 0.85, which is a dividend yield of 2.86%. Also, the payout ratio is 39.91%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 58.27, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 48.95%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.20% of insider ownership and 129.30% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 23,280,169, which is 4.79% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.62. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.79

Business Wire:  Colgate-Palmolive Webcasts 2019 First Quarter Earnings Conference Call April 26, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. ET

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.20%, return on assets is 3.74%, profit margin is 7.01%, price-to-sales is 1.63 and price-to-book is 1.96.

Company Scores:

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

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