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Hormel Foods (HRL) Competitors

$30.51
+0.23 (+0.76%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)

HRL vs. LW, CELH, MKC, CAG, TAP, SJM, CLX, TSN, CPB, and ACI

Should you be buying Hormel Foods stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Hormel Foods include Lamb Weston (LW), Celsius (CELH), McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC), Conagra Brands (CAG), Molson Coors Beverage (TAP), J. M. Smucker (SJM), Clorox (CLX), Tyson Foods (TSN), Campbell Soup (CPB), and Albertsons Companies (ACI). These companies are all part of the "consumer staples" sector.

Hormel Foods vs.

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

Hormel Foods presently has a consensus target price of $36.50, indicating a potential upside of 19.63%. Lamb Weston has a consensus target price of $127.11, indicating a potential upside of 23.79%. Given Lamb Weston's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Lamb Weston is more favorable than Hormel Foods.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hormel Foods
2 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.71
Lamb Weston
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.89

Lamb Weston has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Hormel Foods. Lamb Weston 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$12.11B1.38$793.57M$1.4620.90
Lamb Weston$5.35B2.77$1.01B$7.6913.35

Hormel Foods has a beta of 0.24, indicating that its share price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lamb Weston has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Lamb Weston has a net margin of 17.71% compared to Hormel Foods' net margin of 6.55%. Lamb Weston's return on equity of 63.19% beat Hormel Foods' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hormel Foods6.55% 11.47% 6.60%
Lamb Weston 17.71%63.19%13.28%

In the previous week, Hormel Foods had 1 more articles in the media than Lamb Weston. MarketBeat recorded 10 mentions for Hormel Foods and 9 mentions for Lamb Weston. Lamb Weston's average media sentiment score of 1.14 beat Hormel Foods' score of 0.77 indicating that Lamb Weston is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Hormel Foods
6 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Lamb Weston
7 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Hormel Foods received 120 more outperform votes than Lamb Weston when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 63.94% of users gave Lamb Weston an outperform vote while only 57.96% of users gave Hormel Foods an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Hormel FoodsOutperform Votes
448
57.96%
Underperform Votes
325
42.04%
Lamb WestonOutperform Votes
328
63.94%
Underperform Votes
185
36.06%

41.2% of Hormel Foods shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.8% of Lamb Weston shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Hormel Foods shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of Lamb Weston shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Hormel Foods pays an annual dividend of $1.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Lamb Weston pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Hormel Foods pays out 77.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Lamb Weston pays out 18.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

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


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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HRL vs. The Competition

MetricHormel FoodsMeat packing plants IndustryStaples SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$16.56B$7.04B$14.79B$17.44B
Dividend Yield3.73%2.71%3.03%3.57%
P/E Ratio20.905.4420.2620.50
Price / Sales1.381.6012.917.27
Price / Cash14.216.9529.7017.54
Price / Book2.151.136.336.09
Net Income$793.57M$142.92M$560.18M$870.05M
7 Day Performance5.24%3.29%-0.62%-0.34%
1 Month Performance0.36%18.67%2.44%2.49%
1 Year Performance-32.35%432.50%-0.41%89.29%

Hormel Foods Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
LW
Lamb Weston
4.5703 of 5 stars
$102.17
+0.9%
$127.11
+24.4%
+2.3%$14.75B$5.35B13.2910,300Positive News
CELH
Celsius
1.9857 of 5 stars
$63.56
-1.3%
$64.82
+2.0%
+109.4%$14.73B$653.60M132.42378Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
MKC
McCormick & Company, Incorporated
3.3148 of 5 stars
$68.06
+2.9%
$73.50
+8.0%
-9.7%$17.74B$6.66B27.0113,800Insider Selling
CAG
Conagra Brands
4.3637 of 5 stars
$28.48
+4.7%
$32.87
+15.4%
-22.3%$13.61B$12.28B13.8318,600Positive News
TAP
Molson Coors Beverage
3.0302 of 5 stars
$62.71
+0.9%
$66.33
+5.8%
+16.8%$13.53B$13.88B14.3816,600
SJM
J. M. Smucker
4.2127 of 5 stars
$125.93
+1.5%
$138.07
+9.6%
-15.6%$13.37B$8.53B-2,098.835,800Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
CLX
Clorox
4.336 of 5 stars
$152.24
+0.8%
$144.64
-5.0%
-0.3%$18.89B$7.39B241.658,700
TSN
Tyson Foods
4.865 of 5 stars
$54.06
+1.8%
$57.60
+6.5%
-13.7%$19.26B$52.88B-21.89139,000Insider Selling
CPB
Campbell Soup
4.2868 of 5 stars
$42.16
+1.7%
$46.75
+10.9%
-20.0%$12.63B$9.36B15.9114,500Positive News
ACI
Albertsons Companies
3.5719 of 5 stars
$21.27
-1.4%
$25.56
+20.2%
+3.2%$12.25B$77.65B9.09290,000Options Volume

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This page (NYSE:HRL) was last updated on 2/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff