Kellogg Company [K] moved up 7.07: Why It’s Important

Kellogg Company [NYSE: K] closed the trading session at $67.53 on 05/06/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $65.01, while the highest price level was $68.50. The company report on May 6, 2021 that Kellogg Company Reports 2021 First Quarter Results.

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Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) published its 2021 first quarter earnings results in documents posted to the company website at https://investor.kelloggs.com/QuarterlyResults. Documents immediately available include: the financial press release and tables, GAAP reconciliations, and presentation slides.

A Current Report on Form 8-K was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is available on its website at www.sec.gov.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 8.52 percent and weekly performance of 7.65 percent. The stock has been moved at 4.89 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 6.06 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 16.69 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 3.21M shares, K reached to a volume of 12585871 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Kellogg Company [K]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for K shares is $64.76 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on K stock is a recommendation set at 2.70. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Piper Sandler have made an estimate for Kellogg Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on January 06, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Credit Suisse dropped their target price from $77 to $68. The new note on the price target was released on November 23, 2020, representing the official price target for Kellogg Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $79, while Citigroup analysts kept a Buy rating on K stock. On July 31, 2020, analysts increased their price target for K shares from 71 to 73.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Kellogg Company is set at 1.36, with the Price to Sales ratio for K stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.68. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 7.45. Price to Free Cash Flow for K in the course of the last twelve months was 33.05 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.40.

K stock trade performance evaluation

Kellogg Company [K] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 7.65. With this latest performance, K shares gained by 6.06% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 4.89% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 5.37% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for K stock in for the last two-week period is set at 71.72, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 77.84, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 67.58 for Kellogg Company [K]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 61.88, while it was recorded at 63.68 for the last single week of trading, and 63.49 for the last 200 days.

Kellogg Company [K]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Kellogg Company [K] shares currently have an operating margin of +12.94 and a Gross Margin at +34.25. Kellogg Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +9.08.

Return on Total Capital for K is now 15.15, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 12.06. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 42.70, with Return on Assets sitting at 7.04. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Kellogg Company [K] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 260.67. Additionally, K Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 72.27, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 45.08. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 233.48, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 64.74.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Kellogg Company [K] managed to generate an average of $40,355 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.85 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.77.Kellogg Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.40 and a Current Ratio set at 0.70.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Kellogg Company [K] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Kellogg Company posted 0.99/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.95/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 4.20%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for K. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Kellogg Company go to 2.50%.

Kellogg Company [K]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $18,781 million, or 89.80% of K stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of K stocks are: KELLOGG W K FOUNDATION TRUST with ownership of 59,965,169, which is approximately -0.827% of the company’s market cap and around 17.70% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 28,109,970 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.77 billion in K stocks shares; and KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION/OH, currently with $1.47 billion in K stock with ownership of nearly -1.514% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Kellogg Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 407 institutional holders increased their position in Kellogg Company [NYSE:K] by around 15,899,081 shares. Additionally, 340 investors decreased positions by around 17,022,741 shares, while 126 investors held positions by with 264,852,094 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 297,773,916 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. K stock had 113 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,431,069 shares, while 76 institutional investors sold positions of 3,083,105 shares during the same period.

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