Kraft Heinz Lower Despite Q4 Earnings and Revenue Beats

The world's fifth-largest food and beverage company has been forced to adjust its products as shoppers prefer fresher items and those perceived to be healthier over packaged foods. The Kraft Heinz Company formerly known as Kraft Foods Group, Inc., is based in PITTSBURGH, United States.

The 20-day Simple Moving average for The Kraft Heinz Company NASDAQ is measured to be 2.00% in conjunction with the 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 5.86%.

Selling, general and administrative expenses fell 21 percent to $879 million in the fourth quarter ended December 31.

For the quarter ended December 31, Kraft Heinz earned $944 million, or 77 cents a share, compared with $285 million, or 23 cents, a year ago.

Excluding certain items, the company earned 91 cents per share. Earnings per share for the recently concluded quarter is expected to come in at $0 a share with $4.7B in revenue. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of The Kraft Heinz Company by 129.0% in the third quarter. According to Thomson Reuters, sell-side analysts are forecasting a harmony target price of $90.29 on company shares. The firm owned 9,246 shares of the company's stock after selling 303 shares during the period. That gain sent the price at $90.20 per share as of February 10,2017 when the total trading capacity was lower compared with their three months average volume of 2.9M shares. Looking ahead to earnings forecasts, for the running fiscal period, Wall Street analysts have anticipated that the company will report 1.42 earnings per share. Finally, RBC Capital Markets reiterated an "outperform" rating and set a $100.00 target price (up previously from $99.00) on shares of The Kraft Heinz Company in a research note on Friday, December 23rd.

The Average Volume of the company is 1.81 Million, while the Relative Volume of the company is 0.65. The Market Cap of the company stands at 110.33 Billion. The number of shares now owned by investors are 1.22 bln. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 4.80% and return on investment was 2.70% while its return on asset stayed at 2.30%. The TTM operating margin is 21.9 percent.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Kraft Heinz Co was Upgraded by Citigroup to Neutral on Jan 11, 2017.

Price Target plays a critical role when it comes to the Analysis of a Stock. The stock traded with the volume of 1.88 Million shares yesterday. The authority will not be accountable for anyone who makes stock portfolio or financial decisions as per this reporting, which has been constructed only on limited and open source information. Deutsche Bank Upgrades The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) to Buy with no specific Price Target.

Given its history, the average earnings announcement surprise was 13.88 percent over the past four quarters. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Feb 14, 2017 and 52-Week Low on Feb 24, 2016. Post-earnings, KHC stock ranged between $88.5 and $90.49 after opening the day (08/05/2016) at $89.85.

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  • Carolyn Briggs