Kellogg Company [K] gain 1.82% so far this year. What now?



Kellogg Company [NYSE: K] gained 0.48% or 0.3 points to close at $63.36 with a heavy trading volume of 4464129 shares. The company report on July 30, 2021 that Kellogg Company Declares Regular Dividend of $0.58 per Share.

Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.58 per share on the common stock of the Company, payable on September 15, 2021, to shareowners of record at the close of business on September 1, 2021. The ex-dividend date is August 31, 2021. This is the 387th dividend that Kellogg Company has paid to owners of common stock since 1925.

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About Kellogg Company.

It opened the trading session at $63.19, the shares rose to $63.93 and dropped to $63.06, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for K points out that the company has recorded 7.50% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -11.92% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 2.32M shares, K reached to a volume of 4464129 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $67.78 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 0.87, with the Price to Sales ratio for K stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.54. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 6.90. Price to Free Cash Flow for K in the course of the last twelve months was 44.55 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.40.

Trading performance analysis for K stock

Kellogg Company [K] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.11. With this latest performance, K shares dropped by -1.51% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 7.50% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -10.24% 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 46.23, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 46.87, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 46.55 for Kellogg Company [K]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 64.54, while it was recorded at 63.27 for the last single week of trading, and 62.77 for the last 200 days.

Kellogg Company [K]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

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.

Kellogg Company [K]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 3.26%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Kellogg Company [K]

There are presently around $18,620 million, or 88.30% 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 59,465,168, which is approximately -0.834% of the company’s market cap and around 17.50% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 28,335,084 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.8 billion in K stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $1.55 billion in K stock with ownership of nearly 5.895% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Kellogg Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 401 institutional holders increased their position in Kellogg Company [NYSE:K] by around 18,278,755 shares. Additionally, 324 investors decreased positions by around 21,735,885 shares, while 161 investors held positions by with 253,864,568 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 293,879,208 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. K stock had 84 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,654,997 shares, while 71 institutional investors sold positions of 772,274 shares during the same period.



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