Are Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE: CAG) Shares Ready For A Higher Price Run?

In the last trading session, 5.4 million shares of the Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE:CAG) were traded, and its beta was 0.40. Most recently the company’s share price was $29.68, and it changed around $0.04 or 0.13% from the last close, which brings the market valuation of the company to $14.19B. CAG currently trades at a discount to its 52-week high of $38.94, offering almost -31.2% off that amount. The share price’s 52-week low was $25.16, which indicates that the current value has risen by an impressive 15.23% since then. We note from Conagra Brands Inc’s average daily trading volume that its 10-day average is 5.2 million shares, with the 3-month average coming to 4.87 million.

Conagra Brands Inc stock received a consensus recommendation rating of Buy, based on a mean score of 2.89. If we narrow it down even further, the data shows that 1 out of 14 analysts rate the stock as a Sell; another 4 rate it as Overweight. Among the rest, 2 recommended CAG as a Hold, whereas 6 deemed it a Buy, and 1 rated it as Underweight. Conagra Brands Inc is expected to report earnings per share of $0.64 for the current quarter.

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Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE:CAG) trade information

Instantly CAG has showed a green trend with a performance of 0.13% at the end of last trading. The performance over the last five days has remained in the green territory. The company’s shares are currently up 3.56% year-to-date, but still up 2.38% over the last five days. On the other hand, Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE:CAG) is 5.70% up in the 30-day period. We can see from the shorts that 9.33 million shares have been sold at a short interest cover period of 2.24 day(s).

The consensus price target as assigned by Wall Street analysts is $40.27, which translates to bulls needing to increase their stock price by 26.3% from its current value. Analyst projections state that CAG is forecast to be at a low of $29 and a high of $48.

Conagra Brands Inc (CAG) estimates and forecasts

Conagra Brands Inc share prices are performing particularly well not compared to other companies within the same industry. As is evident from the statistics, the company’s shares have risen 8.16 percent over the past six months and at a -6.50% annual growth rate that is well below the industry average of 10.20%. Moreover, analysts have decided to roll up on their fiscal year 2024 revenue estimates. The rating firms predict that it will loss -15.80% in revenue this quarter, and will report a decrease of -4.80% in the next quarter. The year-over-year growth rate is expected to be -1.60%, down from the previous year.

Consensus estimates provided by 12 financial analysts predict the company will bring in an average of $3.01 billion in revenue for the current quarter. 12 analysts expect Conagra Brands Inc to make $2.96 billion in revenue for the quarter ending May 2024. Forecasts for the next quarter put sales growth at -0.50%.

Looking at the company’s year-over-year earnings, the past five years showed a negative earnings growth rate of -6.45%. Conagra Brands Inc earnings are expected to increase by -5.99% in 2024, but the outlook is positive 0.42% per year for the next five years.

CAG Dividends

Conagra Brands Inc’s next quarterly earnings report is expected to be released on April 04. The annual dividend yield of the stock is 4.65 percent and its annual dividend per share was 1.38. It is important to note, however, that the 4.65% dividend yield ratio should be regarded as a guide only, as many other factors should be taken into consideration before making any investment decision.

Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE:CAG)’s Major holders

Upon looking at major shareholders, it appears that insiders hold 0.48% of Conagra Brands Inc shares, and 86.74% of them are in the hands of institutional investors. The stock currently has a share float of 87.15%. Conagra Brands Inc stock is held by 1,184 institutions, with Vanguard Group Inc being the largest institutional investor. By Jun 29, 2023, it held 12.22% of the shares, which is about 58.4 million shares worth $1.97 billion.

Blackrock Inc., with 9.21% or 44.04 million shares worth $1.48 billion as of Jun 29, 2023, holds the second largest percentage of outstanding shares.

Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund were the top two Mutual Funds as of Jun 29, 2023. The former held 14.86 million shares worth $501.03 million, making up 3.11% of all outstanding shares. On the other hand, Vanguard 500 Index Fund held roughly 11.36 million shares worth around $382.9 million, which represents about 2.38% of the total shares outstanding.