NYSE:HRL - Hormel Foods Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$37.25 +0.15 (+0.40 %)
(As of 07/22/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$37.25
Today's Range$36.98 - $37.29
52-Week Range$29.75 - $38.00
Volume1.75 million shs
Average Volume2.29 million shs
Market Capitalization$19.76 billion
P/E Ratio23.73
Dividend Yield2.01%
Hormel Foods logoHormel 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, Specialty Foods, and International & Other. It offers various perishable meat products, including fresh meats, frozen items, refrigerated meal solutions, sausages, hams, guacamole, and bacon; and shelf-stable products, such as canned luncheon meats, peanut butter, chilies, shelf-stable microwaveable meals, hash, 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 based in Austin, Minnesota.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Meat packing plants
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats
SectorConsumer Staples


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.12
Current Ratio1.61
Quick Ratio0.73


Trailing P/E Ratio23.73
Forward P/E Ratio21.05
P/E Growth2.25

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$9.17 billion
Price / Sales2.16
Cash Flow$1.8523 per share
Price / Cash20.11
Book Value$9.36 per share
Price / Book3.98


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.57
Net Income$846.73 million
Net Margins10.05%
Return on Equity17.44%
Return on Assets12.04%


Outstanding Shares530,510,000
Market Cap$19,761.39

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, May 21st. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 16th will be given a dividend of $0.1875 per share on Wednesday, August 15th. This represents a $0.75 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.01%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 13th. View Hormel Foods' Dividend History.

When did Hormel Foods' stock split? How did Hormel Foods' stock split work?

Hormel Foods shares split on the morning of Wednesday, February 10th 2016. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, November 25th 2015. The newly minted shares were issued 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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 24th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $2.33 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.37 billion. Hormel Foods had a return on equity of 17.44% and a net margin of 10.05%. The firm's revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.39 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, August, 23rd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Hormel Foods.

What guidance has Hormel Foods issued on next quarter's earnings?

Hormel Foods issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 24th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.81-1.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.86. The company issued revenue guidance of $9.70-10.10, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $9.73 billion.

What price target have analysts set for HRL?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Hormel Foods' stock. Their predictions range from $26.00 to $42.00. On average, they expect Hormel Foods' share price to reach $35.5556 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.5%. View Analyst Ratings 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 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Hormel Foods stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Hormel Foods stock:
  • 1. Jefferies Financial Group Inc analysts commented, "The 2Q results and outlook for Refrigerated Foods validated our materially less pessimistic view on commodity pork processor margins. But this was offset by sales declines in Muscle Milk and contract manufacturing as well as higher freight costs, all of which are transitory headwinds but likely to persist for the next few quarters. Reasons to own HRL: 1) strong management; 2) potential turn in turkey cycle; 3) 4) solid base business growth. We are updating our estimates. Our 2018 EPS estimate is decreasing from $1.87 to $1.82, which compares to management guidance of $1.81 to $1.95 (m/p $1.88) and consensus of $1.86. Our revised estimates primarily reflect the 2Q miss and lower EBIT margin assumptions (12.3% vs. 12.8% previously), partially offset by a lower tax rate assumption (now at 17.6% vs. 19.0% previously)." (5/31/2018)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Over the past month, Hormel Foods' shares have outperformed the industry. In second-quarter fiscal 2018, the company’s adjusted earnings and revenues improved 12.8% and 6.5%, respectively, on a year-over-year basis. The company is strengthening its product portfolio on the back of several innovation investments. Moreover, sturdier demand for on-trend brands and ongoing marketing moves will likely drive its revenues and profitability in the upcoming quarters. Hormel Foods also expects that successful integration of the latest acquisitions and reduced corporate taxes will continue to strengthen its competency, going forward." (5/30/2018)

Who are some of Hormel Foods' key competitors?

Who are Hormel Foods' key executives?

Hormel Foods' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. James P. Snee, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 51)
  • Mr. James N. Sheehan, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 63)
  • Mr. Thomas R. Day, Exec. VP of Refrigerated Foods (Age 60)
  • Mr. Glenn R. Leitch, Exec. VP of Supply Chain (Age 58)
  • Ms. Jana L. Haynes, VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 46)

Has Hormel Foods been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about HRL stock has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hormel Foods earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.64 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are Hormel Foods' major shareholders?

Hormel Foods' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Scout Investments Inc. (0.12%), AMG National Trust Bank (0.12%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.06%), Trust Department MB Financial Bank N A (0.03%), Addenda Capital Inc. (0.03%) and RK Asset Management LLC (0.03%). Company insiders that own Hormel Foods stock include Brian Dean Johnson, 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, Larry L Vorpahl, Luis G Marconi, Mark A Coffey, Paul Peter Dipasquale, Robert George Atkinson, Robert Nakasone, Steven G Binder, 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 Hartford Investment Management Co., AMG National Trust Bank, LS Investment Advisors LLC, Retirement Systems of Alabama and Cardinal Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Hormel Foods company stock in the last year include Dakota A Pippins, Donald H Kremin, Elsa A Murano, Gary Jamison, Glenn S Forbes, James M Splinter, James N Sheehan, James P Snee, John L Morrison, Larry L Vorpahl, Luis G Marconi, Mark A Coffey, Robert Nakasone, Steven G Binder, 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Scout Investments Inc., Trust Department MB Financial Bank N A, Addenda Capital Inc., RK Asset Management LLC, Manning & Napier Group LLC, Addenda Capital Inc. and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC. 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 $37.25.

How big of a company is Hormel Foods?

Hormel Foods has a market capitalization of $19.76 billion and generates $9.17 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $846.73 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.57 on an earnings per share basis. Hormel Foods employs 20,200 workers across the globe.

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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  309 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  398 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  707
MarketBeat'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 7/22/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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