NYSE:HRL - Hormel Foods Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $43.13 -0.17 (-0.39 %) (As of 02/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$43.30Today's Range$42.59 - $43.4452-Week Range$31.83 - $46.26Volume3.48 million shsAverage Volume2.94 million shsMarket Capitalization$23.06 billionP/E Ratio22.82Dividend Yield1.94%Beta0.19 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Hormel Foods Corporation produces and markets various meat and food products in the United States and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Grocery Products, Refrigerated Foods, Jennie-O Turkey Store, and International & Other. It offers various perishable meat products, including fresh meats, frozen items, refrigerated meal solutions, sausages, hams, guacamoles, and bacons; and shelf-stable products, such as canned luncheon meats, peanut butters, chilies, shelf-stable microwaveable meals, hashes, stews, meat spreads, flour and corn tortillas, salsas, tortilla chips, and other products. The company also provides turkey products; nutritional food products and supplements; dessert and drink mixes; and industrial gelatin products. It sells its products through sales personnel, as well as through independent brokers and distributors. The company was formerly known as Geo. A. Hormel & Company and changed its name to Hormel Foods Corporation in January 1995. Hormel Foods Corporation was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Austin, Minnesota. Receive HRL News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for HRL and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Meat packing plants Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats SectorConsumer Staples Current SymbolNYSE:HRL Previous Symbol CUSIP44045210 Webwww.hormelfoods.com Phone507-437-5611Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.11 Current Ratio1.80 Quick Ratio0.95Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio22.82 Forward P/E Ratio23.44 P/E Growth2.82 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$9.55 billion Price / Sales2.42 Cash Flow$2.2617 per share Price / Cash Flow19.07 Book Value$10.51 per share Price / Book4.10Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.89 Net Income$1.01 billion Net Margins10.60% Return on Equity18.01% Return on Assets12.17%Miscellaneous Employees20,100 Outstanding Shares534,596,000Market Cap$23.06 billion OptionableOptionable Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) Frequently Asked Questions What is Hormel Foods' stock symbol? Hormel Foods trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "HRL." How often does Hormel Foods pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Hormel Foods? Hormel Foods declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, November 19th. Investors of record on Monday, January 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.21 per share on Friday, February 15th. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.95%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, January 11th. This is an increase from Hormel Foods's previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. View Hormel Foods' Dividend History. When did Hormel Foods' stock split? How did Hormel Foods' stock split work? Shares of Hormel Foods split on Wednesday, February 10th 2016. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, November 25th 2015. The newly created shares were distributed to shareholders after the market closes on Tuesday, February 9th 2016. An investor that had 100 shares of Hormel Foods stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split. How were Hormel Foods' earnings last quarter? Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 23rd. The company reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.39. The firm earned $2.36 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.38 billion. Hormel Foods had a net margin of 10.60% and a return on equity of 18.01%. The business's revenue was up 6.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.34 EPS. View Hormel Foods' Earnings History. When is Hormel Foods' next earnings date? Hormel Foods is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 21st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Hormel Foods. How can I listen to Hormel Foods' earnings call? Hormel Foods will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 21st at 9:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8882543590. What price target have analysts set for HRL? 10 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Hormel Foods' stock. Their forecasts range from $33.00 to $50.00. On average, they expect Hormel Foods' stock price to reach $40.6250 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for Hormel Foods. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Hormel Foods? 10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hormel Foods in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Hormel Foods. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Hormel Foods stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Hormel Foods stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Tariffs on pork have made things tough for Hormel Foods, which saw its fresh pork export volumes suffer during third-quarter fiscal 2018. The company expects risks related to tariffs to remain a hurdle for fresh pork exports. Also, weakness in the pork commodity market compelled management to trim its sales view. Moreover, Hormel Foods continues to struggle with high freight costs, which are likely to linger. Persistence of such headwinds are likely to eclipse the company’s price performance, which has outpaced the industry in the past three months. Notably, the company’s advertisement investments are yielding, evident from improvements in brands like Skippy and Natural Choice among others. Also, recent buyouts of Columbus Craft, Fontanini, and Ceratti are set to continue driving sales. These factors encouraged Hormel Foods to retain its earnings view despite freight woes, adverse currency movements and volatile commodity prices." (11/13/2018) 2. Jefferies Financial Group Inc analysts commented, "3Q RF segment results & outlook validate our materially less pessimistic view on commodity pork processor margins. However, these positives were offset by continuing weak results in JOTS and weaker than expected international results, which we view as transitory headwinds. LT we continue to see HRL as a core holding owing to 1) strong mgmt.; 2) potential turn in turkey cycle; and 3) M&A optionality." (8/29/2018) Has Hormel Foods been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about HRL stock have trended neutral recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Hormel Foods earned a media sentiment score of 0.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. Are investors shorting Hormel Foods? Hormel Foods saw a increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totalling 34,707,165 shares, an increase of 9.5% from the December 31st total of 31,703,445 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,298,599 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 10.5 days. Approximately 12.6% of the company's shares are sold short. View Hormel Foods' Current Options Chain. Who are some of Hormel Foods' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Hormel Foods include MITSUBISHI CHEM/ADR (MTLHY), Jefferies Financial Group (JEF), BRF (BRFS), Teijin Adr Rep (TINLY) and Leucadia National (LUK). Who are Hormel Foods' key executives? Hormel Foods' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. James P. Snee, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 52)Mr. James N. Sheehan, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 64)Mr. Thomas R. Day, Exec. VP of Refrigerated Foods (Age 61)Mr. Glenn R. Leitch, Exec. VP of Supply Chain (Age 59)Mr. James M. Splinter, Group VP of Corp. Strategy (Age 57) Who are Hormel Foods' major shareholders? Hormel Foods' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (4.40%), Mairs & Power INC (1.12%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.81%), Geode Capital Management LLC (0.79%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.74%) and APG Asset Management N.V. (0.67%). Company insiders that own Hormel Foods stock include Dakota A Pippins, Deanna T Brady, Donald H Kremin, Elsa A Murano, Gary Jamison, Glenn R Leitch, Glenn S Forbes, James M Splinter, James N Sheehan, James P Snee, John L Morrison, Kevin L Myers, Larry L Vorpahl, Lori J Marco, Luis G Marconi, Mark A Coffey, Paul Peter Dipasquale, Robert George Atkinson, Robert Nakasone, Steven G Binder, Steven J Lykken, Susan K Nestegard, Terrell K Crews and Thomas R Day. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Hormel Foods. Which institutional investors are selling Hormel Foods stock? HRL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Macquarie Group Ltd., Victory Capital Management Inc., Mairs & Power INC, First Trust Advisors LP, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., New York State Common Retirement Fund, Nicholas Company Inc. and Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Hormel Foods company stock in the last year include Dakota A Pippins, Deanna T Brady, Elsa A Murano, Gary Jamison, Glenn R Leitch, Glenn S Forbes, James M Splinter, James N Sheehan, James P Snee, Kevin L Myers, Larry L Vorpahl, Lori J Marco, Luis G Marconi, Mark A Coffey, Robert Nakasone, Steven G Binder, Steven J Lykken, Susan K Nestegard, Terrell K Crews and Thomas R Day. View Insider Buying and Selling for Hormel Foods. Which institutional investors are buying Hormel Foods stock? HRL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., APG Asset Management N.V., Geode Capital Management LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Unigestion Holding SA, American International Group Inc. and Great West Life Assurance Co. Can. Company insiders that have bought Hormel Foods stock in the last two years include Paul Peter Dipasquale and Robert George Atkinson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Hormel Foods. How do I buy shares of Hormel Foods? Shares of HRL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Hormel Foods' stock price today? One share of HRL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $43.13. How big of a company is Hormel Foods? Hormel Foods has a market capitalization of $23.06 billion and generates $9.55 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.01 billion in net income (profit) each year or $1.89 on an earnings per share basis. Hormel Foods employs 20,100 workers across the globe. What is Hormel Foods' official website? The official website for Hormel Foods is http://www.hormelfoods.com. How can I contact Hormel Foods? Hormel Foods' mailing address is 1 HORMEL PL, AUSTIN MN, 55912. The company can be reached via phone at 507-437-5611 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Hormel Foods (NYSE HRL)Community Ranking: 2.2 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 360 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 452 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 812MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Hormel Foods and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe HRL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe HRL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 2/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What impact do institutional investors have on markets?