Market cap of McCormick & Company Incorporated [MKC] reaches 20.04B – now what?

McCormick & Company Incorporated [NYSE: MKC] traded at a low on 10/06/22, posting a -1.20 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $72.43. The company report on October 6, 2022 that McCORMICK REPORTS THIRD QUARTER PERFORMANCE AND REAFFIRMS 2022 OUTLOOK.


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McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC), a global leader in flavor, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended August 31, 2022 and reaffirmed its financial outlook for fiscal year 2022.

Sales increased 3% in the third quarter from the year-ago period. In constant currency, sales increased 6% driven by growth in both the Consumer and Flavor Solutions segments. Both comparisons include a 1% unfavorable impact from the divestiture of the Company’s Kitchen Basics business.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 2626600 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of McCormick & Company Incorporated stands at 3.95% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.61%.

The market cap for MKC stock reached $20.04 billion, with 268.30 million shares outstanding and 263.48 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.16M shares, MKC reached a trading volume of 2626600 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about McCormick & Company Incorporated [MKC]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MKC shares is $84.47 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MKC stock is a recommendation set at 3.10. 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.

Argus have made an estimate for McCormick & Company Incorporated shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on July 06, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on February 17, 2022, representing the official price target for McCormick & Company Incorporated stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $100, while Credit Suisse analysts kept a Neutral rating on MKC stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for McCormick & Company Incorporated is set at 2.30, with the Price to Sales ratio for MKC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.16. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.23, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.18. Price to Free Cash Flow for MKC in the course of the last twelve months was 186.73 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.30.

How has MKC stock performed recently?

McCormick & Company Incorporated [MKC] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.47. With this latest performance, MKC shares dropped by -14.79% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -29.35% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -9.78% 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 MKC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 31.96, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 32.49, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 32.86 for McCormick & Company Incorporated [MKC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 83.31, while it was recorded at 72.77 for the last single week of trading, and 91.75 for the last 200 days.

McCormick & Company Incorporated [MKC]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and McCormick & Company Incorporated [MKC] shares currently have an operating margin of +17.45 and a Gross Margin at +39.67. McCormick & Company Incorporated’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +11.95.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 18.12, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.04.

McCormick & Company Incorporated’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.30 and a Current Ratio set at 0.70.

Earnings analysis for McCormick & Company Incorporated [MKC]

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 MKC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for McCormick & Company Incorporated go to 5.10%.

Insider trade positions for McCormick & Company Incorporated [MKC]

There are presently around $15,388 million, or 87.40% of MKC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MKC stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 29,490,982, which is approximately 1.848% of the company’s market cap and around 0.46% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 21,612,359 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.57 billion in MKC stocks shares; and STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE CO, currently with $1.21 billion in MKC stock with ownership of nearly 0% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in McCormick & Company Incorporated stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 416 institutional holders increased their position in McCormick & Company Incorporated [NYSE:MKC] by around 10,910,855 shares. Additionally, 442 investors decreased positions by around 6,275,373 shares, while 191 investors held positions by with 195,263,685 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 212,449,913 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MKC stock had 68 new institutional investments in for a total of 576,797 shares, while 87 institutional investors sold positions of 631,938 shares during the same period.

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