Analyst Ratings for Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ:KHC) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for KHC last month.

21 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 13 gave KHC a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for KHC. The highest price target was 106, implying potential capital gains of 20.2 percent. The lowest price target was 70, implying potential capital losses of -20.63 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -5.42 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.27 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.25 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of KHC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 32.5 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. KHC has a PEG ratio of 0.96.

In the last 52-weeks, KHC has achieved a high of 97.77 and a low of 79.69. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 10.67 percent, and below the high by 9.8 percent. KHC has a price/earnings ratio of 31.27. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The KHC value stock report compares KHC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of KHC is $106.74 billion. KHC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.