How to buy Conagra Brands (CAG) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Conagra Brands shares.

Conagra Brands Inc (CAG) is a leading packaged foods business based in the US. It opened the day at $33.87 after a previous close of $33.88. During the day the price has varied from a low of $33.8129 to a high of $34.23. The latest price was $34.15 (25 minute delay). Conagra Brands is listed on the NYSE and employs 18,600 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  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: CAG in this case.
  5. Research Conagra Brands shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Conagra Brands shares. It's that simple.
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How has coronavirus impacted Conagra Brands's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Conagra Brands's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $35.25, which is 16.06% up on its pre-crash value of $29.59 and 54.40% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $22.83.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Conagra Brands shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $782.07 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 $1,070.19.

Conagra Brands share price (NYSE:CAG)

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Conagra Brands shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-31.
Open$33.87
High$34.23
Low$33.8129
Close$34.15
Previous close$33.88
Change$0.27
Change %0.7969%
Volume1,711,098
Information last updated 2022-01-23.
52-week range$30.44 - $38.356
50-day moving average$32.8716
200-day moving average$34.601
Wall St. target price$36.88
PE ratio11.7904
Dividend yield$1.175 (3.52%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$2.2769
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Is it a good time to buy Conagra Brands stock?

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Is Conagra Brands 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

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 12x. In other words, Conagra Brands shares trade at around 12x 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.

PEG ratio

Conagra Brands's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.9651. 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 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.

EBITDA

Conagra Brands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2.1 billion (£1.6 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 that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

Financials

Revenue TTM $11.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.9%
Gross profit TTM $3.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.97%
Return on equity TTM 1290.84%
Profit margin 9.82%
Book value $18.093
Market capitalisation $16.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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.

Total ESG risk score

Conagra Brands's 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.

Environmental score

Conagra Brands's 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.

Social score

Conagra Brands's 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.

Governance score

Conagra Brands's 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.

Controversy score

Conagra Brands's 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

3.5%

Dividend yield: 3.52% of stock value

3.5%

Forward annual dividend yield: 3.52% of stock value

53.4%

Dividend payout ratio: 53.41% of net profits

Conagra Brands has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 3.52% of its share value annually.

Conagra Brands has paid out, on average, around 53.41% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.52% 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 3.52% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Conagra Brands's case, that would currently equate to about $1.175 per share.

Conagra Brands'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.

Conagra Brands's most recent dividend payout was on 2 March 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Conagra Brands's dividend yield 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.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Conagra Brands's shares have ranged in value from as little as $30.44 up to $38.356. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CAG.US volatility(beta: 0.83)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 0.8287. 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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