How to buy Hormel Foods (HRL) shares in the UK
Learn how to easily invest in Hormel Foods shares.
Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) is a leading packaged foods business based in the US. It opened the day at $42.1 after a previous close of $41.96. During the day the price has varied from a low of $42.1 to a high of $42.85. The latest price was $42.73 (25 minute delay). Hormel Foods is listed on the NYSE and employs 20,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Hormel Foods
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Hormel Foods?
- Has coronavirus impacted Hormel Foods shares?
- Hormel Foods shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Hormel Foods stock a buy or sell?
- Performance over time
- Is Hormel Foods suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Hormel Foods shares over-valued?
- How volatile are Hormel Foods shares?
- Does Hormel Foods pay a dividend?
- Have Hormel Foods shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Hormel Foods's share price?
Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Hormel Foods's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $49.13, which is 8.87% up on its pre-crash value of $44.77 and 25.94% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $39.01.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Hormel Foods shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $891.89 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 $1,035.66.
Hormel Foods share price (NYSE:HRL)Use our graph to track the performance of HRL stocks over time.
Hormel Foods shares at a glance
|52-week range||$40.0374 - $50.4735|
|50-day moving average||$46.1322|
|200-day moving average||$45.7105|
|Wall St. target price||$46.75|
|Dividend yield||$0.98 (2.13%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.66|
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Is it a good time to buy Hormel Foods stock?
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Is Hormel 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.
Hormel 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 30x. In other words, Hormel Foods shares trade at around 30x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
However, Hormel Foods's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the packaged foods industry or those of similar companies.
Hormel Foods's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.3914. 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 Hormel 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.
However, it's sensible to consider Hormel Foods's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
Hormel Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.4 billion (£1 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Hormel Foods'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.
|Revenue TTM||$11.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||10%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.3%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.56%|
|Market capitalisation||$26.7 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 Hormel Foods.
Total ESG risk score
Hormel Foods's total ESG risk: 27
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Hormel Foods's overall score of 27 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 39th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Hormel Foods 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 Hormel Foods's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
Hormel Foods's environmental score: 12.54/100
Hormel Foods's environmental score of 12.54 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Hormel Foods is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Hormel Foods's social score: 12.16/100
Hormel Foods's social score of 12.16 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Hormel Foods is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Hormel Foods's governance score: 5.29/100
Hormel Foods's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Hormel Foods is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Hormel Foods's controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Hormel Foods scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Hormel Foods 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
|Total ESG score||27|
|Total ESG percentile||38.84|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||2|
Hormel Foods share dividends
Dividend yield: 2.13% of stock value
Forward annual dividend yield: 2.13% of stock value
Dividend payout ratio: 57.51% of net profits
Hormel Foods has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.13% of its share value annually.
Hormel Foods has paid out, on average, around 57.51% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.13% 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 2.13% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hormel Foods's case, that would currently equate to about $0.98 per share.
Hormel 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.
Hormel Foods's most recent dividend payout was on 15 February 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Hormel Foods's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
- Conagra Brands (CAG.US): 3.52% (3.52% forward annual dividend yield)
- General Mills (GIS.US): 2.92% (2.92% forward annual dividend yield)
- Campbell Soup Company (CPB.US): 3.19% (3.19% forward annual dividend yield)
- Beyond Meat (BYND.US): 0.00% (does not pay dividend)
Have Hormel Foods's shares ever split?
Hormel Foods's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 10 February 2016. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Hormel Foods shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hormel Foods shares which in turn could have impacted Hormel Foods's share price.
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Hormel Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.0374 up to $50.4735. 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 Hormel Foods's is 0.0623. This would suggest that Hormel Foods's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
To put Hormel Foods's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
- Conagra Brands (CAG.US): 0.8287
- General Mills (GIS.US): 0.5246
- Campbell Soup Company (CPB.US): 0.5109
- Beyond Meat (BYND.US): 1.5753
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