Up-To-Date Stocks Report: The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC), AstraZeneca PLC (AZN)

Andrew Cummings
February 17, 2018

Today, Jefferies Group reiterated its Buy rating on Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) with a price target of $95.00. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 0.75 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company's last quarterly report. Finally, Wills Financial Group Inc. bought a new position in shares of Kraft Heinz during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $1,748,000. Company fiscal year is ending in December and analysts' consensus recommendation is Outperform for KHC and estimated EPS for next quarter is 3.21.

They expect $0.96 EPS, up 5.21% or $0.05 from last year's $0.91 per share.

The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) yearly performance is -20.18% and net profit margin is 15.00%.

When investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen. Finally, Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on Kraft Heinz from $92.00 to $88.00 and set an "overweight" rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 3rd.

By continuing deep analysis, The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) making a luring appeal for passive investors, the firm attains price to earnings ratio of 22.42 and its current ratio stands at 0.80. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of The Kraft Heinz from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. To see the ratio analysis, the debt to equity ratio appeared as 0.54 for seeing its liquidity position. Financial Counselors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Kraft Heinz by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.625 per share.

Shares of Kraft Heinz closed the previous trading session at 68.90 down -3.81 5.24% with 4853310 shares trading hands. The co has dividend yield of 3.48% that is also considered as effective indicator.

AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) analysts on average have given a price target of $89.86 on AZN stock.

Food companies have tried to promote their healthier products but these have often failed to gain the sort of popularity their traditional products enjoyed.

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On 11/3/2016 Kraft Heinz announced a quarterly dividend of $0.60 2.86% with an ex dividend date of 11/30/2016 which will be payable on 12/16/2016. The Company is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of food and beverage products, including condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee and other grocery products. The Company's segments include the United States, Canada and Europe.

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