On December 03, 2019, Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) shares lost -0.56% or -0.16 points to close at $28.6 with a thin trading volume of 3.856 million shares. It opened the trading session at $28.34, the shares rose to $28.72 and dropped to $28.34, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The company now has a market cap of $14.1 billion and currently has 491.88 million outstanding shares. Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG) stock has accumulated 4.11 percent of market value in 21 trading days.
CAG stock’s trailing 3-year beta is 0.84, meaning there will be a lower rate of return, although posing a lower risk. The part of a firm’s profit given to each outstanding share of regular stock was $1.43 share in the trailing 52 weeks. The stock’s value surged 33.9 percent year to date (YTD) compared to a decline of -11.56 percent in 52 week’s period. The firm’s shares are still trading -12.8 percent below its 1-year high of $32.80 and 41.44 percent up from 52-week low of $20.22. The average consensus ranking on the company is 2.4, on a ranging where 5 is equal to a consensus sell rating. In other words, the mean analyst recommendations are ranking this stock as a sell.
Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG) is most likely going to rise 11.15 percent in the coming 12 months, as per price target approximations compiled by finviz. Nevertheless, they have set the price target at a $36-month high price target. This represents a whopping 25.87 percent increase from the current trading of shares. The 52-week median price target given by the analysts is $32.5, which means a return possibility of 13.64 percent in comparison with the closing price of the stock of $28.6 on December 03. The lowest price set for the stock is $26 — just above -9.09 percent from CAG share price now.
Past records have indicated that shares in Conagra Brands, Inc. rose on 20 different earnings reaction days and we have yet to see whether this trend will play out and remain in place when the company reports upcoming earnings.
Let’s take a glimpse at some insider activity at Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) and observe the pattern. The earliest insider trade happened on 09/26/2019. McGough Thomas M parted with a total of 26.1 thousand shares of the firm at average share price of $31. The total amount for the sale was set at $809.07 thousand. On completing this exchange, the EVP and Co-COO account balance was 146.27 thousand shares. The stock lost -7.23 percent from that insider sale. On 09/13/2019, Batcheler Colleen, EVP Gen Counsel & Corp Secty, did a sale of 25.46 thousand shares at a price of $30 per share. This got rid of 763.74 thousand shares from the insider’s fortune and the stock experienced a -4.13 percent retreat in price since the news became public. This exchange saw 169.87 thousand shares get out from the EVP Gen Counsel & Corp Secty account.
On 08/07/2019, Director LENNY RICHARD H recorded a sale transaction valued at $549.57 thousand. The sale at $27.27 a share has eliminated 20.15 thousand shares from the insider’s portfolio position. Meanwhile, shares price witnessed 5.46 percent increase since the transaction reporting date. The company insider is left with 67.97 thousand shares remaining in the account. MARSHALL RUTH ANN, who works as Director at the company, performed a sale of 2.44 thousand shares in a transaction worth $70.91 thousand. The disposal recorded on 07/26/2019 was priced at $29.11 per share. The stock price plunged -1.2 percent since the transaction. MARSHALL RUTH ANN currently holds a stake of 100.14 thousand in CAG stock which is worth $2.86 million after the insider selling.
The stock is lingering around the initial support level of $28.39. After this, the following support is at the zone of $28.17. Up until the time the CAG stock hit levels beyond the current one, bulls should have no alarm. In terms of its momentum, the stock’s RSI hit 50.72 on the daily chart, and this may be a cause for concern. In case the price goes below $28.17 level on closing basis, there may be more profit booking with the stock growing weaker. Still, getting to the $28.77 level may cause a pull-back move approaching $28.93 mark.
Conagra Brands, Inc. has a 27.9% gross profit margin, with its operating margin around 12.1%. Alongside this, the company’s net profit margin currently stands at 6.7%.