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DOW   31,490.07
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Hormel Foods Stock Competitors

-4.63 (-8.76%)
(As of 05/18/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
3.00 million shs
Average Volume
1.77 million shs
Market Capitalization
$26.29 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield

Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) Vs. HSY, MDLZ, GIS, TSN, MKC, K, CAG, SJM, CPB, and PPC

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

Hormel Foods vs.

Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) and Hershey (NYSE:HSY) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, media sentiment, valuation, community ranking, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Hormel Foods pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Hershey pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Hormel Foods pays out 61.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hershey pays out 46.3% 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 lower revenue, but higher earnings than Hormel Foods. Hershey is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hormel Foods, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Hormel Foods$11.39 billion2.31$908.84 million$1.6928.54
Hershey$8.97 billion35.18$1.48 billion$7.7826.70

Hershey has a net margin of 17.29% compared to Hormel Foods' net margin of 7.74%. Hershey's return on equity of 61.65% beat Hormel Foods' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hormel Foods 7.74% 13.94% 8.05%
Hershey 17.29% 61.65% 16.41%

Hormel Foods currently has a consensus target price of $48.33, indicating a potential upside of 0.21%. Hershey has a consensus target price of $219.00, indicating a potential upside of 5.45%. Given Hershey's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hershey is more favorable than Hormel Foods.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hormel Foods
1 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

Hershey received 136 more outperform votes than Hormel Foods when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 60.05% of users gave Hormel Foods an outperform vote while only 56.32% of users gave Hershey an outperform vote.

Hormel FoodsOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
HersheyOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

41.1% of Hormel Foods shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.0% of Hershey shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Hormel Foods shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Hershey shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

In the previous week, Hershey had 8 more articles in the media than Hormel Foods. MarketBeat recorded 8 mentions for Hershey and 0 mentions for Hormel Foods. Hershey's average media sentiment score of 0.15 beat Hormel Foods' score of 0.00 indicating that Hershey is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Hormel Foods Neutral
Hershey Neutral

Hormel Foods has a beta of 0.09, suggesting that its stock price is 91% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hershey has a beta of 0.35, suggesting that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Hershey beats Hormel Foods on 15 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding HRL 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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Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) vs. Its Competitors

MetricHormel FoodsMeat packing plants IndustryStaples SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$29.09B$6.68B$17.43B$13.44B
Dividend Yield1.95%2.88%2.71%3.42%
P/E Ratio28.548.6113.9815.69
Price / Sales2.310.7729.3230.09
Price / Cash24.668.7230.1835.93
Price / Book3.751.447.419.04
Net Income$908.84M$401.80M$717.44M$883.14M
7 Day Performance-7.82%-1.62%0.77%2.29%
1 Month Performance-10.24%-16.63%-10.85%-10.20%
1 Year Performance4.92%-25.83%-21.11%-10.26%

Hormel Foods Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
2.4203 of 5 stars
Mondelez International
3.0681 of 5 stars
-2.0%$91.52B$28.72B20.5279,000Dividend Announcement
General Mills
2.1281 of 5 stars
Tyson Foods
2.9275 of 5 stars
McCormick & Company, Incorporated
2.7748 of 5 stars
2.4048 of 5 stars
+5.0%$24.72B$14.18B15.4431,000Analyst Revision
Conagra Brands
2.6598 of 5 stars
J. M. Smucker
2.5631 of 5 stars
-4.0%$15.65B$8.00B24.177,100High Trading Volume
Campbell Soup
1.8915 of 5 stars
Pilgrim's Pride
1.8515 of 5 stars
Flowers Foods
2.4431 of 5 stars
2.3831 of 5 stars
-32.6%$4.93B$6.23B10.3610,735Insider Selling
Sanderson Farms
1.9331 of 5 stars
+7.5%$4.17B$4.80B6.4817,662Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↓
Lancaster Colony
2.4798 of 5 stars
-34.8%$3.69B$1.47B36.303,200Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
J&J Snack Foods
3.0415 of 5 stars
The Hain Celestial Group
2.6848 of 5 stars
-39.0%$2.39B$1.97B20.933,087Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
Cal-Maine Foods
2.2948 of 5 stars
+22.4%$2.34B$1.35B123.713,286Short Interest ↑
Tootsie Roll Industries
1.4665 of 5 stars
N/A+1.4%$2.25B$566.04M33.962,000News Coverage
TreeHouse Foods
1.5314 of 5 stars
B&G Foods
2.1898 of 5 stars
-23.1%$1.65B$2.06B23.342,847Analyst Revision
John B. Sanfilippo & Son
1.9515 of 5 stars
Calavo Growers
2.7348 of 5 stars
Seneca Foods
1.3681 of 5 stars
Farmer Bros.
2.2164 of 5 stars
-50.9%$99.80M$397.85M-5.741,064High Trading Volume
Lifeway Foods
1.1865 of 5 stars
This page was last updated on 5/19/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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