Kraft Heinz Company results impacted by reduced USA demand

Gladys Abbott
February 18, 2018

California Public Employees Retirement System owned 0.11% of Kraft Heinz worth $104,486,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Since the US tax changes passed late past year, the company has made plans to invest some of the savings. During such technical setups, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful buying the stock.

Since the merger of Kraft with Heinz in 2015, the company said it has made more than $1bn of capital investments in North America to modernise and consolidate more than 100 production lines. FMR LLC now owns 11,516,822 shares of the company's stock valued at $986,301,000 after acquiring an additional 2,659,846 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board's holdings in Kraft Heinz were worth $45,205,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Ltd. boosted its stake in The Kraft Heinz by 287.9% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC increased its position in Kraft Heinz by 30.0% during the second quarter. Among active positions in the latest quarter, 546 holders increased their positions by a total of 34.58 million shares, 570 holders decreased the positions by a total of 35.69 million shares, and 174 holders held their positions. It is a positive indicator for investor portfolio value - when the price of a stock Investor owns goes up in value.

KHC has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets reduced their target price on Kraft Heinz from $96.00 to $82.00 and set a "market perform" rating for the company in a report on Thursday, November 2nd.

Revenues: KHC reported revenues of $6.88 billion.

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Shares of Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) opened at $70.80 on Friday. The formula for calculating the price-earnings ratio for any stock is simple: the market value per share divided by the earnings per share (EPS). Picking the next victor to bolster the portfolio may involve some hard work and a little bit of stock market magic. The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) has a 20-Day average volume of 4.86 Million.

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In terms of performance, shares of The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) are -8.95% since the start of 2016.

Sales in the US, the company's biggest market, fell 1.1 percent to $4.79 billion, declining for the seventh straight quarter and also missing analysts' average estimate of $4.81 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) gross margin percentage stands at 38.4% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 25.6 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 15 Percent.

According to 12 analysts, the Average Revenue Estimate for the current Fiscal quarter is $6.58 Billion and the Low Revenue estimate is $6.5 Billion, while the High Revenue estimate is $6.72 Billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.08 EPS. research analysts expect that Kraft Heinz Co will post 3.61 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 9th will be issued a $0.625 dividend. The 14-day RSI is presently standing at 19.88, the 7-day is 8.47, and the 3-day is resting at 1.46.

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