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Conagra Brands, Inc (CAG) is a leading packaged foods business based in the US. It opened the day at $34.09 after a previous close of $34.06. During the day the price has varied from a low of $34.04 to a high of $34.67. The latest price was $34.38 (25 minute delay). Conagra Brands is listed on the NYSE and employs 16,500 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Conagra Brands

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  5. Research Conagra Brands shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
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Conagra Brands share price

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Conagra Brands shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-22.
Open$34.09
High$34.67
Low$34.04
Close$34.38
Previous close$34.06
Change $0.32
Change % 0.94%
Volume 4,160,781
Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week range$22.3863 - $39.0353
50-day moving average $35.1697
200-day moving average $36.2353
Wall St. target price$38.06
PE ratio 15.1387
Dividend yield $1.1 (3.2%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.271
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Is it a good time to buy Conagra Brands stock?

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Conagra Brands price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $34.38

1 week (2021-01-15) 1.54%
1 month (2020-12-24) -5.50%
3 months (2020-10-23) -9.53%
6 months (2020-07-24) -6.09%
1 year (2020-01-24) 6.51%
2 years (2019-01-25) 63.64%
3 years (2018-01-25) -9.62%
5 years (2016-01-25) 13.05%

Is Conagra Brands under- or over-valued?

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

Conagra Brands's P/E ratio

Conagra Brands's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Conagra Brands shares trade at around 15x 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.

However, Conagra Brands's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the packaged foods industry or those of similar companies.

Conagra Brands's PEG ratio

Conagra Brands's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8587. 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 Conagra Brands's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Conagra Brands's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Conagra Brands's EBITDA

Conagra Brands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Conagra Brands's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put Conagra Brands's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

Conagra Brands financials

Revenue TTM $11.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.94%
Gross profit TTM $3.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.77%
Return on equity TTM 13.8%
Profit margin 9.67%
Book value $17.176
Market capitalisation $16.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Conagra Brands shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "CAG.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 9.1 million Conagra Brands shares held short by investors – that's known as Conagra Brands's "short interest". This figure is 9.2% up from 8.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Conagra Brands shares can be evaluated.

Conagra Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Conagra Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Conagra Brands shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Conagra Brands shares traded daily (recently around 3.0 million). Conagra Brands's SIR currently stands at 3.08. In other words for every 100,000 Conagra Brands shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3080 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare Conagra Brands's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However Conagra Brands's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Conagra Brands shares, or, against the total number of tradable Conagra Brands shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Conagra Brands's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Conagra Brands shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0248% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Conagra Brands shares, roughly 25 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Conagra Brands.

Find out more about how you can short Conagra Brands stock.

Conagra Brands's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Conagra Brands.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Conagra Brands's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 39.43

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Conagra Brands's overall score of 39.43 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 71st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Conagra Brands is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Conagra Brands's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Conagra Brands's environmental score

Environmental score: 14.99/100

Conagra Brands's environmental score of 14.99 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Conagra Brands is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Conagra Brands's social score

Social score: 24.32/100

Conagra Brands's social score of 24.32 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Conagra Brands is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Conagra Brands's governance score

Governance score: 13.12/100

Conagra Brands's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Conagra Brands is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Conagra Brands's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Conagra Brands scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Conagra Brands has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Conagra Brands, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 39.43
Total ESG percentile 70.52
Environmental score 14.99
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 24.32
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 13.12
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 2

Conagra Brands share dividends

36%

Dividend payout ratio: 35.71% of net profits

Recently Conagra Brands has paid out, on average, around 35.71% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.2% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Conagra Brands shareholders could enjoy a 3.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Conagra Brands's case, that would currently equate to about $1.1 per share.

While Conagra Brands's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Conagra Brands may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Conagra Brands's most recent dividend payout was on 3 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Conagra Brands's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Have Conagra Brands's shares ever split?

Conagra Brands's shares were split on a 1285:1000 basis on 10 November 2016. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1285 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Conagra Brands shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 22.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Conagra Brands shares which in turn could have impacted Conagra Brands's share price.

Conagra Brands share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Conagra Brands's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.3863 up to $39.0353. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CAG.US volatility(beta: 0.8)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 Conagra Brands's is 0.8009. This would suggest that Conagra Brands's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

To put Conagra Brands's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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Conagra Brands overview

Conagra Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a consumer packaged goods food company in North America. The company operates through Grocery & Snacks, Refrigerated & Frozen, International, and Foodservice segments. The Grocery & Snacks segment primarily offers shelf stable food products in various retail channels in the United States. The Refrigerated & Frozen segment provides temperature controlled food products in various retail channels in the United States. The International segment offers food products in various temperature states in retail and foodservice channels outside of the United States. The Foodservice segment offers food products, including meals, entrees, sauces, and various custom-manufactured culinary products packaged for sale to restaurants and other foodservice establishments in the United States. The company sells its products under the Birds Eye, Marie Callender's, Banquet, Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, Reddi-wip, Vlasic, Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, Duke's, Earth Balance, Gardein, Frontera, Chef Boyardee, and Alexia brands. The company was formerly known as ConAgra Foods, Inc. and changed its name to Conagra Brands, Inc. in November 2016. Conagra Brands, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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