Wall Street Analyst Initiated The Kraft Heinz Company [KHC]. What else is Wall St. saying


The Kraft Heinz Company [NASDAQ: KHC] plunged by -$0.73 during the normal trading session on Tuesday and reaching a high of $43.345 during the day while it closed the day at $42.31. The company report on April 26, 2022 that HEINZ® Transforms Burger Eating Experience with the Launch of Latest Innovation: HEINZ® DIP & CRUNCH™.

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First-of-its-kind launch underscores Kraft Heinz’s broader transformation to bring insight-driven innovation to consumers faster than ever before.

AMERICA’S FAVORITE KETCHUP®, HEINZ®, today unveils a first-of-its-kind innovation that seeks to revolutionize the burger eating experience: HEINZ DIP & CRUNCH. The product combines a mouth-watering sauce with crisp potato crunchers inside a two-in-one package for elevated burger eating anywhere, anytime. Simply dip the burger in HEINZ sauce, then top it off with salty potato crunchers to add both flavor and texture to every bite.

The Kraft Heinz Company stock has also loss -0.70% of its value over the past 7 days. However, KHC stock has inclined by 16.85% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 16.81% and gained 17.86% year-on date.

The market cap for KHC stock reached $52.03 billion, with 1.22 billion shares outstanding and 691.48 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 7.54M shares, KHC reached a trading volume of 7360369 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 The Kraft Heinz Company [KHC]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for KHC shares is $40.77 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on KHC stock is a recommendation set at 2.80. 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.

UBS have made an estimate for The Kraft Heinz Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on March 30, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Guggenheim dropped their target price from $46 to $33. The new note on the price target was released on December 08, 2021, representing the official price target for The Kraft Heinz Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $37, while Morgan Stanley analysts kept a Equal-Weight rating on KHC stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Kraft Heinz Company is set at 0.86, with the Price to Sales ratio for KHC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.00. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.05, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.80. Price to Free Cash Flow for KHC in the course of the last twelve months was 20.81 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.70.

KHC stock trade performance evaluation

The Kraft Heinz Company [KHC] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.70. With this latest performance, KHC shares gained by 7.69% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 16.81% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 5.51% 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 KHC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 61.53, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 57.10, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 62.43 for The Kraft Heinz Company [KHC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 39.52, while it was recorded at 43.18 for the last single week of trading, and 37.30 for the last 200 days.

The Kraft Heinz Company [KHC]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and The Kraft Heinz Company [KHC] shares currently have an operating margin of +19.47 and a Gross Margin at +32.97. The Kraft Heinz Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +3.89.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 2.04, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.05.

The Kraft Heinz Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for The Kraft Heinz Company [KHC] stock

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 KHC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for The Kraft Heinz Company go to -1.88%.

The Kraft Heinz Company [KHC]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $33,177 million, or 79.30% of KHC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of KHC stocks are: BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC with ownership of 325,634,818, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 55,891,490 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.41 billion in KHC stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $2.01 billion in KHC stock with ownership of nearly 2.775% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in The Kraft Heinz Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 560 institutional holders increased their position in The Kraft Heinz Company [NASDAQ:KHC] by around 41,165,252 shares. Additionally, 394 investors decreased positions by around 29,694,835 shares, while 181 investors held positions by with 699,987,549 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 770,847,636 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. KHC stock had 142 new institutional investments in for a total of 9,411,297 shares, while 90 institutional investors sold positions of 4,683,165 shares during the same period.