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NASDAQ:KHC

Kraft Heinz (KHC) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$35.38
-0.16 (-0.45%)
(As of 10:57 AM ET)
Today's Range
$35.31
$35.69
50-Day Range
$34.16
$38.55
52-Week Range
$30.68
$41.47
Volume
1.79 million shs
Average Volume
8.19 million shs
Market Capitalization
$42.92 billion
P/E Ratio
15.32
Dividend Yield
4.52%
Price Target
$40.57

Kraft Heinz MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
14.2% Upside
$40.57 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.71% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.44
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.81mentions of Kraft Heinz in the last 14 days
Based on 20 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$5 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
5.63%
From $3.02 to $3.19 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.76 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

11th out of 139 stocks

Canned, Frozen, & Preserved Fruits, Vegetables, & Food Special Industry

2nd out of 5 stocks


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About Kraft Heinz Stock (NASDAQ:KHC)

Kraft Heinz Co. is a global food and beverage company that manufactures and markets various household brands, including Kraft, Heinz, Oscar Mayer, and Planters. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and operates in over 40 countries. Kraft Heinz Co. is a consumer staples stock because it sells necessary items regardless of the economic landscape. Kraft Heinz Co. is a defensive stock because it typically provides a steadier dividend and a consistent share price. 

Kraft Heinz has a long-standing history of producing food products that are high in quality and affordable in price. Their portfolio includes a wide range of products such as condiments, cheese, meals and snacks. Some of the most popular products in their portfolio include Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Heinz Ketchup, Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs and Planters Peanuts.

In 2015, Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Heinz Company merged to form Kraft Heinz. The merger brought together two of the world's most iconic food brands. In 2017 the company acquired Big Food Group, a UK-based food company that produces a range of products, including sauces, soups, and condiments. In 2018, Kraft Heinz acquired Primal Kitchen, which makes a range of organic and paleo-friendly food products, including dressings, marinades, and protein bars. In 2018, Kraft Heinz acquired the food and instant coffee business of Cerebos Australia, a subsidiary of Japan's Suntory Holdings. In October 2020, Kraft Heinz acquired Assan Foods, a Turkish-based company that produces a range of sauces, tomato paste, and other food products. In November 2020, Kraft Heinz acquired  Primal Nutrition LLC, a collagen powder and bars maker, for an undisclosed sum.

Despite its strong brand recognition and wide range of products, Kraft Heinz has faced several challenges in recent years. One of the biggest challenges the company has faced is changing consumer preferences. Consumers are increasingly looking for healthier, organic, and natural food products, which has led to a decline in sales of some of Kraft Heinz's core products.

Kraft Heinz has focused on innovation and product development to address these challenges. The company has launched several new products recently, including its organic Capri Sun juices line and Planters Nut-rition line of snacks fortified with vitamins and minerals. The company has also focused on improving the quality of its existing products, such as removing artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives from its Macaroni and Cheese products.

In addition to product innovation, Kraft Heinz has also tried to improve its operational efficiency. In 2019, the company announced a plan to reduce its global workforce by 5%, or approximately 2,500 positions, to streamline its operations and reduce costs. The company also announced plans to invest in its supply chain and distribution networks to improve efficiency.

Investors in Kraft Heinz have seen mixed results in recent years. In 2020, the company's stock price declined by approximately 20% due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which impacted its supply chain and product demand. However, the company's stock price recovered in 2021, reporting solid earnings results and announcing plans to increase its dividend.

KHC Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 12/29 Dividend
11/30/2023
Dividend Payable
12/29/2023
Last Earnings
2/14/2024
Today
2/28/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/29 Dividend
3/07/2024
Dividend Payable
3/29/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/01/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Canned, frozen, & preserved fruits, vegetables, & food special
Sub-Industry
N/A
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:KHC
Employees
36,000
Year Founded
2015

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$40.57
High Stock Price Target
$48.00
Low Stock Price Target
$35.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+14.2%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
12 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$2.86 billion
Pretax Margin
13.64%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$26.64 billion
Cash Flow
$3.73 per share
Book Value
$40.96 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
1,213,100,000
Free Float
1,196,117,000
Market Cap
$43.11 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.65

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Should I Buy Kraft Heinz Stock? KHC Pros and Cons Explained

These insights were generated using artificial intelligence. They are based on proprietary MarketBeat data, news articles, and custom LLM A.I. algorithms. This analysis of Kraft Heinz was last updated on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 9:38 PM.

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in The Kraft Heinz Company:

  • The Kraft Heinz Company manufactures and markets food and beverage products in the United States and Canada, providing a stable market presence.
  • Recent developments in the company's product offerings have shown innovation and adaptability to changing consumer preferences.
  • The current stock price of The Kraft Heinz Company is favorable for potential investors, offering a potentially attractive entry point.
  • The company has a long history dating back to 1869, indicating stability and experience in the industry.
  • The Kraft Heinz Company has undergone strategic changes and rebranding efforts, positioning itself for future growth and success.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in The Kraft Heinz Company for these reasons:

  • The competitive landscape in the food and beverage industry can pose challenges for The Kraft Heinz Company's market share and profitability.
  • Changes in consumer preferences and trends may impact the demand for the company's products, leading to potential revenue fluctuations.
  • External factors such as economic conditions and regulatory changes could affect the company's operations and financial performance.
  • Investors should consider the company's debt levels and financial health when evaluating the investment opportunity.
  • While the company has shown resilience, investors should be aware of potential risks and uncertainties in the market that could impact The Kraft Heinz Company's future prospects.














KHC Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Kraft Heinz stock right now?

12 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kraft Heinz in the last twelve months. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" KHC shares.
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What is Kraft Heinz's stock price target for 2024?

12 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Kraft Heinz's stock. Their KHC share price targets range from $35.00 to $48.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $40.57 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 14.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have KHC shares performed in 2024?

Kraft Heinz's stock was trading at $36.98 at the start of the year. Since then, KHC stock has decreased by 3.9% and is now trading at $35.54.
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When is Kraft Heinz's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 1st 2024.
View our KHC earnings forecast
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How were Kraft Heinz's earnings last quarter?

The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 14th. The company reported $0.78 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.77 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $6.86 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.99 billion. Kraft Heinz had a net margin of 10.72% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.42%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.85 earnings per share.
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How often does Kraft Heinz pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Kraft Heinz?

Kraft Heinz announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 7th.
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Is Kraft Heinz a good dividend stock?

Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.47%. KHC has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio is 69.26%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, KHC will have a dividend payout ratio of 50.16% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Kraft Heinz issued on next quarter's earnings?

Kraft Heinz updated its FY24 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 21st. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.01-3.07 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.04.

What is Miguel Patricio's approval rating as Kraft Heinz's CEO?

95 employees have rated Kraft Heinz Chief Executive Officer Miguel Patricio on Glassdoor.com. Miguel Patricio has an approval rating of 80% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Kraft Heinz own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Kraft Heinz investors own include AT&T (T), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Intel (INTC), Pfizer (PFE), Verizon Communications (VZ), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Bank of America (BAC), AbbVie (ABBV), General Electric (GE) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Who are Kraft Heinz's major shareholders?

Kraft Heinz's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (5.74%), Capital International Investors (1.95%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (1.26%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.04%), LSV Asset Management (0.74%) and Northern Trust Corp (0.70%). Insiders that own company stock include Bruno Keller, Flavio Torres, Global Food Holdings Lp 3G, John T Cahill, Lande Rashida La, Marcos Eloi Lima, Melissa Werneck, Miguel Patricio and Vince Garlati.
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How do I buy shares of Kraft Heinz?

Shares of KHC stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Kraft Heinz have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Kraft Heinz: Alimentos Heinz C.A., Alimentos Heinz de Costa Rica S.A., Asian Home Gourmet Pte. Ltd, Asian Restaurants Limited, Battery Properties Inc., Boca Foods Company, Cadbury, Cairo Food Industries S.A.E., Capri Sun Inc., Carlton Bridge Limited, Cerebos Australia Ltd., Cerebos Gregg’s Ltd., Cerebos Skellerop Ltd., Churny Company Inc., Claussen Pickle Co., Comercializadora Heinz Panama SCA, Country Ford Development Limited, Delimex de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Delta Incorporated Limited, Devour Foods LLC, Distribuidora Heinz Caracas C.A., Distribuidora Heinz Maracaibo C.A., Ethical Bean Coffee Company Limited, Ethical Bean LLC, Fall Ridge Partners LLP, Foodstar (China) Investments Company Limited, Foodstar (Shanghai) Foods Co. Ltd., Foodstar Holdings Pte. Ltd., Fruitlove LLC, Fundacion Heinz, Garland BBQ Company, Gevalia Kaffe LLC, Golden Circle Limited, H. J. Heinz Belgium S.A., H. J. Heinz Company Brands LLC, H.J. Heinz Asset Leasing Limited, H.J. Heinz B.V., H.J. Heinz Company (Ireland) Limited, H.J. Heinz Company (New Zealand) Limited, H.J. Heinz Company Australia Limited, H.J. Heinz Company Limited, H.J. Heinz Distribution SAS, H.J. Heinz European Holding B.V., H.J. Heinz Finance UK PLC, H.J. Heinz Foods Spain S.L.U., H.J. Heinz Foods UK Limited, H.J. Heinz France SAS, H.J. Heinz Frozen & Chilled Foods Limited, H.J. Heinz Global Holding B.V., H.J. Heinz Global Holding LLC, H.J. Heinz GmbH, H.J. Heinz Group B.V., H.J. Heinz Holding B.V., H.J. Heinz Investments Coöperatief U.A., H.J. Heinz Ireland Holdings, H.J. Heinz Manufacturing Ireland Limited, H.J. Heinz Manufacturing Spain S.L.U., H.J. Heinz Manufacturing UK Limited, H.J. Heinz Nederland B.V., H.J. Heinz Nigeria Limited, H.J. Heinz Polska Sp. z o.o., H.J. Heinz Supply Chain Europe B.V., H.J. Heinz US Brands LLC, HJH Development Corporation, HJH Overseas LLC, HP Foods Holdings Limited, HP Foods International Limited, HP Foods Limited, HZ.I.L. Ltd., Heinz (China) Investment Company Limited, Heinz (China) Sauces & Condiments Co. Ltd., Heinz Africa FZE, Heinz Africa and Middle East FZE, Heinz Asean Pte. Ltd., Heinz Brasil S.A., Heinz Colombia SAS, Heinz Credit LLC, Heinz Egypt LLC, Heinz Egypt Trading LLC, Heinz Europe Unlimited, Heinz Finance (Luxembourg) S.à r.l, Heinz Foreign Investment Company, Heinz Frozen & Chilled Foods B.V., Heinz Gida Anonim Sirketi, Heinz Hong Kong Ltd., Heinz Investments (Cyprus) Ltd., Heinz Israel Ltd., Heinz Italia S.p.A., Heinz Japan Ltd., Heinz Korea Ltd., Heinz Mexico S.A. de C.V., Heinz Nutrition Foundation India, Heinz Pakistan (Pvt.) Limited, Heinz Panama S.A., Heinz Purchasing Company, Heinz Qingdao Food Co. Ltd., Heinz Shanghai Enterprise Services Co. Ltd., Heinz Single Service Limited, Heinz South Africa (Pty.) Ltd., Heinz Thailand Limited, Heinz Transatlantic Holding LLC, Heinz UFE Ltd., Heinz Vietnam Company Limited, Heinz Wattie's Limited, Heinz Wattie's Pty Limited, Heinz Wattie’s Japan YK, Heinz-Noble Inc., Helco Services Limited, Highview Atlantic Finance (Barbados) SRL, Horizon FZCO, Horizon UAE FZCO, Hugo Canning Co. Pty Ltd., Industria Procesadora de Alimentos de Barcelona C.A., International Gourmet Specialties LLC, International Spirits Recipes LLC, Istituto Scotti Bassani per la Ricerca e l'Informazione Scientifica e Nutrizionale, Jacobs Road Limited, KFG Management Services LLC, KH Caribbean SRL, KH Foodstar LLC, KH Gustav LLC, KH Investment Company LLC, KHFC Luxembourg Holdings S.à r.l, Kaiping Guanghe Fermented Bean Curd Co. Ltd., Kaiping Jiashili Dried Fruit and Nuts Co. Ltd., Kaiping Weishida Seasonings Co. Ltd., Koninklijke De Ruijter B.V., Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, Kraft Foods Group Exports LLC, Kraft Foods Group Netherlands Holding B.V., Kraft Foods Group Puerto Rico LLC, Kraft Heinz (Barbados) SRL, Kraft Heinz (Ireland) Ltd, Kraft Heinz Amsterdam B.V., Kraft Heinz Argentina S.R.L., Kraft Heinz Australia Pty Limited, Kraft Heinz Brasil Comercio Distribuicao E Importacao Ltda., Kraft Heinz Canada ULC, Kraft Heinz Chile Limitada, Kraft Heinz Foods Company, Kraft Heinz Foods Company LP, Kraft Heinz Foods Luxembourg Holdings S.à r.l, Kraft Heinz Global Finance B.V., Kraft Heinz Holding LLC, Kraft Heinz India Private Limited, Kraft Heinz Ingredients Corp., Kraft Heinz Intermediate Corporation I, Kraft Heinz Intermediate Corporation II, Kraft Heinz International B.V., Kraft Heinz Investment Company LLC, Kraft Heinz NoMa B.V., Kraft Heinz Puerto Rico LLC, Kraft Heinz Sewickley C.V., Kraft Heinz Singapore Holding Pte. Ltd., Kraft Heinz UK Limited, Kraft Heinz Yangjiang Foods Co. Ltd., Kraft New Services LLC, LLC Heinz-Georgievsk, LLC Ivanovsky Kombinat Detskogo Pitaniya, La Bonne Cuisine Limited, Langtech Citrus Pty. Limited, Lea & Perrins LLC, Lea & Perrins Limited, MILKSUN spol. s.r.o., Master Chef Limited, Mealtime Stories LLC, Nanjing Jilun Seasoning Products Pte. Ltd., Nature's Delicious Foods Group LLC, Noble Insurance Company Limited, O.R.A. LLC, P.T. Heinz ABC Indonesia, PPK Ltd., Petroproduct-Otradnoye Limited, Phenix Management Corporation, Pollio Italian Cheese Company, Primal Kitchen, Primal Nutrition LLC, Pro-Share Limited, Pudliszki Sp. z o.o., RINC Ltd., Renee's Gourmet Foods Inc., Salpak Pty Ltd., Seven Seas Foods Inc., Sewickley LLC, TNCOR Ltd., The Bold Butcher LLC, The Kraft Heinz Company Foundation, The Yuban Coffee Company, Thompson & Hills Ltd., Top Taste Company Limited, Tsai Weng Ping Incorporated Limited, WW Foods LLC, Weishida (Nanjing) Foods Co. Ltd., Wellio Inc., Wexford LLC, XO Dairy LLC, evolv group llc, evolv venture capital fund LP, and evolv ventures llc.
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