Morgan Stanley slashes price target on Conagra Brands Inc. [CAG] – find out why.

Conagra Brands Inc. [NYSE: CAG] jumped around 0.21 points on Thursday, while shares priced at $35.88 at the close of the session, up 0.59%. The company report on March 13, 2023 that Conagra Brands Issues Fiscal Year 2022 Citizenship Report.

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Report highlights progress on key environmental and social initiatives.

Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) today announced the publication of its 2022 Citizenship Report, an annual update that shares the company’s progress against key environmental and social initiatives and details its efforts to nourish people, the planet and communities.

Conagra Brands Inc. stock is now -7.29% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. CAG Stock saw the intraday high of $35.89 and lowest of $35.3615 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 41.30, which means current price is +2.99% above from all time high which was touched on 01/09/23.

Compared to the average trading volume of 4.27M shares, CAG reached a trading volume of 3407363 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Conagra Brands Inc. [CAG]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CAG shares is $41.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CAG 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.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for Conagra Brands Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on December 20, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Deutsche Bank raised their target price from $33 to $34. The new note on the price target was released on December 06, 2022, representing the official price target for Conagra Brands Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $35 to $41, while UBS kept a Buy rating on CAG stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Conagra Brands Inc. is set at 0.64, with the Price to Sales ratio for CAG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.42. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.98, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.08. Price to Free Cash Flow for CAG in the course of the last twelve months was 81.87 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.30.

How has CAG stock performed recently?

Conagra Brands Inc. [CAG] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.28. With this latest performance, CAG shares dropped by -0.50% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 7.59% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 12.72% 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 CAG stock in for the last two-week period is set at 47.00, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 51.84, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 45.56 for Conagra Brands Inc. [CAG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 37.07, while it was recorded at 35.43 for the last single week of trading, and 35.46 for the last 200 days.

Conagra Brands Inc. [CAG]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Conagra Brands Inc. [CAG] shares currently have an operating margin of +14.80 and a Gross Margin at +24.48. Conagra Brands Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.70.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 10.24, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.98.

Conagra Brands Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.30 and a Current Ratio set at 0.90.

Earnings analysis for Conagra Brands Inc. [CAG]

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 CAG. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Conagra Brands Inc. go to 8.30%.

Insider trade positions for Conagra Brands Inc. [CAG]

There are presently around $14,277 million, or 84.10% of CAG stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CAG stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 56,959,935, which is approximately 0.89% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 45,179,288 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.62 billion in CAG stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $974.25 million in CAG stock with ownership of nearly -0.796% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Conagra Brands Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Wednesday and at the time of the Wednesday reporting period, where 480 institutional holders increased their position in Conagra Brands Inc. [NYSE:CAG] by around 24,944,479 shares. Additionally, 321 investors decreased positions by around 24,329,607 shares, while 136 investors held positions by with 348,635,545 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 397,909,631 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CAG stock had 134 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,793,867 shares, while 58 institutional investors sold positions of 2,419,858 shares during the same period.


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