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B&G Foods, Inc is a packaged foods business based in the US. B-and-G Foods shares (BGS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. B-and-G Foods employs 2,952 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.9 billion.

How to buy shares in B-and-G Foods

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for B-and-G Foods. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BGS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until B-and-G Foods reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$26.84, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of B-and-G Foods, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of B-and-G Foods. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted B-and-G Foods's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, B-and-G Foods's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$26.84, which is 48.92% up on its pre-crash value of USD$13.71 and 158.33% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$10.39.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of B-and-G Foods shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$1,077.39 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,746.21.

B-and-G Foods share price

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B-and-G Foods shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-24.
Latest market close USD$26.84
52-week range USD$10.5673 - USD$31.3967
50-day moving average USD$27.8278
200-day moving average USD$26.8223
Wall St. target price USD$30.78
PE ratio 12.9901
Dividend yield USD$1.9 (7.24%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.019

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Is it a good time to buy B-and-G Foods stock?

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B-and-G Foods price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $26.84 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-19) 1.02%
1 month (2020-10-27) -6.61%
3 months (2020-08-26) -13.92%
6 months (2020-05-26) 17.62%
1 year (2019-11-26) 69.34%
2 years (2018-11-26) -11.48%
3 years (2017-11-24) -25.96%
5 years (2015-11-25) -29.26%

Is B-and-G Foods under- or over-valued?

Valuing B-and-G Foods stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of B-and-G Foods's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

B-and-G Foods's P/E ratio

B-and-G Foods's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, B-and-G Foods shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

B-and-G Foods's PEG ratio

B-and-G Foods's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.93. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into B-and-G Foods's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

B-and-G Foods's EBITDA

B-and-G Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$355 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a B-and-G Foods's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

B-and-G Foods financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.21%
Gross profit TTM USD$405.1 million
Return on assets TTM 5.35%
Return on equity TTM 15.42%
Profit margin 6.75%
Book value $13.126
Market capitalisation USD$1.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting B-and-G Foods shares

There are currently 18.1 million B-and-G Foods shares held short by investors – that's known as B-and-G Foods's "short interest". This figure is 1.6% down from 18.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting B-and-G Foods shares can be evaluated.

B-and-G Foods's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

B-and-G Foods's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of B-and-G Foods shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of B-and-G Foods shares traded daily (recently around 732342.66017843). B-and-G Foods's SIR currently stands at 24.66. In other words for every 100,000 B-and-G Foods shares traded daily on the market, roughly 24660 shares are currently held short.

However B-and-G Foods's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of B-and-G Foods shares, or, against the total number of tradable B-and-G Foods shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case B-and-G Foods's short interest could be expressed as 0.28% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 B-and-G Foods shares in existence, roughly 280 shares are currently held short) or 0.4055% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable B-and-G Foods shares, roughly 406 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 20% would generally be considered very high, pointing to a pessimistic outlook for the share price, with a discouraging number of investors currently willing to bet against B-and-G Foods.

Find out more about how you can short B-and-G Foods stock.

B-and-G Foods share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 86.76% of net profits

Recently B-and-G Foods has paid out, on average, around 86.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.24% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), B-and-G Foods shareholders could enjoy a 7.24% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In B-and-G Foods's case, that would currently equate to about $1.9 per share.

B-and-G Foods's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

B-and-G Foods's most recent dividend payout was on 1 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

B-and-G Foods share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, B-and-G Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.5673 up to $31.3967. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BGS.US volatility(beta: 0.56)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while B-and-G Foods's is 0.562. This would suggest that B-and-G Foods's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

B-and-G Foods overview

B&G Foods, Inc. manufactures, sells, and distributes a portfolio of shelf-stable and frozen foods, and household products in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Its products include frozen and canned vegetables, oatmeal and hot cereals, fruit spreads, canned meats and beans, bagel chips, spices, seasonings, hot sauces, wine vinegars, maple syrups, molasses, salad dressings, pizza crusts, Mexican-style sauces, dry soups, taco shells and kits, salsas, pickles, peppers, tomato-based products, baking powder and soda, corn starch, cookies and crackers, nut clusters, and other specialty products. The company markets its products under various brands, including Ac'cent, B&G, B&M, Back to Nature, Baker's Joy, Bear Creek Country Kitchens, Brer Rabbit, Canoleo, Cary's, Clabber Girl, Cream of Rice, Cream of Wheat, Davis, Devonsheer, Don Pepino, Durkee, Emeril's, Grandma's Molasses, Green Giant, JJ Flats, Joan of Arc, Las Palmas, Le Sueur, MacDonald's, Mama Mary's, Maple Grove Farms of Vermont, McCann's, Molly McButter, Mrs. Dash, New York Flatbreads, New York Style, Old London, Ortega, Polaner, Red Devil, Regina, Rumford, Sa-són, Sclafani, SnackWell's, Spice Islands, Spring Tree, Sugar Twin, Tone's, Trappey's, TrueNorth, Underwood, Vermont Maid, Victoria, and Weber and Wright's. It also sells, markets, and distributes household products under the Static Guard brand. B&G Foods, Inc. sells and distributes its products directly, as well as through a network of independent brokers and distributors to supermarket chains, food service outlets, mass merchants, warehouse clubs, non-food outlets, and specialty distributors. The company was formerly known as B&G Foods Holdings Corp. and changed its name to B&G Foods, Inc. in October 2004. B&G Foods, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.

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