How to buy B&G Foods (BGS) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in B&G Foods shares.

B&G Foods Inc
NYSE: BGS - USD
PACKAGED FOODS
$30.00
+ $0.55 ( + 1.87%)

B&G Foods Inc (BGS) is a leading packaged foods business based in the US. It opened the day at $31.34 after a previous close of $31.2. During the day the price has varied from a low of $31.23 to a high of $31.78. The latest price was $31.54 (25 minute delay). B&G Foods is listed on the NYSE and employs 3,071 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in B&G Foods

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: BGS in this case.
  5. Research B&G Foods shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your B&G Foods shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

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

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, B&G Foods's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $30, which is 54.30% up on its pre-crash value of $13.71 and 188.74% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $10.39.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of B&G Foods shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $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 $1,951.80.

B&G Foods share price (NYSE:BGS)

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B&G Foods shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open$31.34
High$31.78
Low$31.23
Close$31.54
Previous close$31.2
Change$0.34
Change %1.0897%
Volume577,461
Information last updated 2021-09-18.
52-week range$24.1491 - $46.4684
50-day moving average$29.6256
200-day moving average$30.5917
Wall St. target price$28.25
PE ratio17.741
Dividend yield$1.9 (6.45%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$1.691
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Is it a good time to buy B&G Foods stock?

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B&G Foods price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $31.54

1 week (2021-09-09) 5.38%
1 month (2021-08-19) 6.73%
3 months (2021-06-18) -4.80%
6 months (2021-03-19) -4.60%
1 year (2020-09-18) 15.79%
2 years (2019-09-19) 66.17%
3 years (2018-09-19) 4.44%
5 years (2016-09-19) -33.45%

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

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

P/E ratio

B&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 18x. In other words, B&G Foods shares trade at around 18x 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.

PEG ratio

B&G Foods's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.93. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into B&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.

EBITDA

B&G Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $349.5 million (£0.0 million).

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

Financials

Revenue TTM $2 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.98%
Gross profit TTM $486.7 million
Return on assets TTM 4.92%
Return on equity TTM 13.31%
Profit margin 5.59%
Book value $12.983
Market capitalisation $1.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell B&G Foods shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "BGS.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 12.5 million B&G Foods shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 6.8% down from 13.4 million last month.

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

Short interest ratio (SIR)

B&G Foods's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of B&G Foods shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of B&G Foods shares traded daily (recently around 880314.37632135). B&G Foods's SIR currently stands at 14.19. In other words for every 100,000 B&G Foods shares traded daily on the market, roughly 14190 shares are currently held short.

However B&G Foods's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of B&G Foods shares, or, against the total number of tradable B&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&G Foods's short interest could be expressed as 0.19% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 B&G Foods shares in existence, roughly 190 shares are currently held short) or 0.1975% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable B&G Foods shares, roughly 198 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against B&G Foods.

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

B&G Foods share dividends

6.5%

Dividend yield: 6.45% of stock value

6.5%

Forward annual dividend yield: 6.45% of stock value

94.1%

Dividend payout ratio: 94.06% of net profits

B&G Foods has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 6.45% of its share value annually.

B&G Foods has paid out, on average, around 94.06% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.45% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 6.45% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In B&G Foods's case, that would currently equate to about $1.9 per share.

B&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&G Foods's most recent dividend payout was on 1 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, B&G Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as $24.1491 up to $46.4684. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while B&G Foods's is 0.4487. This would suggest that B&G Foods's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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