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Conagra Brands (CAG) Competitors

$28.67
-0.03 (-0.10%)
(As of 06/18/2024 ET)

CAG vs. HSY, GIS, K, TSN, MKC, HRL, CPB, SJM, PPC, and POST

Should you be buying Conagra Brands stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Conagra Brands include Hershey (HSY), General Mills (GIS), Kellanova (K), Tyson Foods (TSN), McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC), Hormel Foods (HRL), Campbell Soup (CPB), J. M. Smucker (SJM), Pilgrim's Pride (PPC), and Post (POST). These companies are all part of the "packaged foods & meats" industry.

Conagra Brands vs.

Hershey (NYSE:HSY) and Conagra Brands (NYSE:CAG) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, community ranking, media sentiment, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Hershey has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Conagra Brands. Conagra Brands is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hershey, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Hershey$11.16B3.32$1.86B$10.0918.16
Conagra Brands$12.28B1.12$683.60M$1.9914.42

Hershey received 12 more outperform votes than Conagra Brands when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 58.96% of users gave Conagra Brands an outperform vote while only 53.17% of users gave Hershey an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
HersheyOutperform Votes
604
53.17%
Underperform Votes
532
46.83%
Conagra BrandsOutperform Votes
592
58.96%
Underperform Votes
412
41.04%

Hershey currently has a consensus target price of $210.22, indicating a potential upside of 14.71%. Conagra Brands has a consensus target price of $33.14, indicating a potential upside of 15.48%. Given Hershey's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Conagra Brands is more favorable than Hershey.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hershey
1 Sell rating(s)
13 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.17
Conagra Brands
0 Sell rating(s)
9 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.10

In the previous week, Hershey had 12 more articles in the media than Conagra Brands. MarketBeat recorded 15 mentions for Hershey and 3 mentions for Conagra Brands. Hershey's average media sentiment score of 1.04 beat Conagra Brands' score of 0.88 indicating that Conagra Brands is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Hershey
7 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Conagra Brands
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Hershey has a beta of 0.37, suggesting that its stock price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Conagra Brands has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Hershey has a net margin of 18.13% compared to Hershey's net margin of 7.86%. Conagra Brands' return on equity of 50.15% beat Hershey's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hershey18.13% 50.15% 16.67%
Conagra Brands 7.86%14.25%5.81%

Hershey pays an annual dividend of $5.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Conagra Brands pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. Hershey pays out 54.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Conagra Brands pays out 70.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Hershey has increased its dividend for 15 consecutive years.

58.0% of Hershey shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.8% of Conagra Brands shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Hershey shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Conagra Brands shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Hershey beats Conagra Brands on 14 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding CAG and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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CAG vs. The Competition

MetricConagra BrandsFood & kindred products IndustryStaples SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$13.72B$17.25B$14.70B$17.68B
Dividend Yield4.94%3.78%2.76%3.62%
P/E Ratio14.4211.6522.1421.88
Price / Sales1.122.36104.7217.05
Price / Cash7.9514.0318.9115.53
Price / Book1.553.956.054.94
Net Income$683.60M$729.10M$575.95M$973.41M
7 Day Performance-1.85%-0.16%-0.07%-0.49%
1 Month Performance-6.61%10.28%-2.80%-3.84%
1 Year Performance-17.15%5.74%-5.23%7.43%

Conagra Brands Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
HSY
Hershey
4.5385 of 5 stars
$188.83
-0.9%
$210.56
+11.5%
-29.8%$38.19B$11.16B18.7120,505Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↑
GIS
General Mills
4.3649 of 5 stars
$65.80
-1.8%
$71.94
+9.3%
-17.9%$37.37B$20.09B15.0934,000Positive News
K
Kellanova
2.7138 of 5 stars
$59.09
-1.0%
$61.85
+4.7%
-12.3%$20.20B$13.12B22.1323,000Positive News
TSN
Tyson Foods
4.0959 of 5 stars
$54.91
-1.5%
$60.22
+9.7%
+10.4%$19.60B$52.88B-30.85139,000Positive News
MKC
McCormick & Company, Incorporated
3.5428 of 5 stars
$70.16
+1.4%
$77.88
+11.0%
-25.0%$18.83B$6.66B26.7813,800Positive News
HRL
Hormel Foods
3.7293 of 5 stars
$30.52
-0.4%
$31.67
+3.8%
-25.5%$16.73B$12.11B21.8020,000Short Interest ↓
CPB
Campbell Soup
3.6905 of 5 stars
$42.74
-0.8%
$46.31
+8.4%
-3.3%$12.76B$9.36B17.3014,500
SJM
J. M. Smucker
4.8571 of 5 stars
$111.16
-1.6%
$133.71
+20.3%
-26.7%$11.80B$8.18B15.615,800
PPC
Pilgrim's Pride
0.9476 of 5 stars
$34.91
-0.3%
$37.25
+6.7%
+60.3%$8.27B$17.36B16.9561,200Analyst Forecast
Positive News
POST
Post
3.7211 of 5 stars
$101.96
-0.6%
$113.67
+11.5%
+16.7%$6.18B$6.99B19.5311,430

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This page (NYSE:CAG) was last updated on 6/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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