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B&G Foods, Inc (BGS) is a leading packaged foods business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$33.07 after a previous close of US$33.13. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD32.97 to a high of USD33.5401. The latest price was USD33.25 (25 minute delay). B-and-G Foods is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in B-and-G Foods

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for B-and-G Foods. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BGS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until B-and-G Foods reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$31.37, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of B-and-G Foods, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of B-and-G Foods. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

B-and-G Foods share price

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B-and-G Foods shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-22.
OpenUS$33.07
HighUS$33.5401
LowUS$32.97
CloseUS$33.25
Previous closeUS$33.13
Change US$0.12
Change % 0.3622%
Volume 625,175
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$22.1423 - US$47.1412
50-day moving average US$30.5743
200-day moving average US$30.6203
Target priceUS$28.25
PE ratio 16.3813
Dividend yield US$1.9 (5.72%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$2.009

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Is it a good time to buy B-and-G Foods stock?

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B-and-G Foods price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $33.25

1 week (2021-06-16) 0.03%
1 month (2021-05-21) 13.44%
3 months (2021-03-23) 1.19%
6 months (2020-12-23) 7.61%
1 year (2020-06-23) 39.06%
2 years (2019-06-21) 58.94%
3 years (2018-06-22) 3.42%
5 years (2016-06-23) -28.72%

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

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

B-and-G Foods's P/E ratio

B-and-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 16x. In other words, B-and-G Foods shares trade at around 16x 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.

B-and-G Foods's PEG ratio

B-and-G Foods's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.93. 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 B-and-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.

B-and-G Foods's EBITDA

B-and-G Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$368.3 million.

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

B-and-G Foods financials

Revenue TTM US$2 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.82%
Gross profit TTM US$486.7 million
Return on assets TTM 5.31%
Return on equity TTM 15.98%
Profit margin 6.46%
Book value 12.982
Market capitalisation US$2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting B-and-G Foods shares

There are currently 16.1 million B-and-G Foods shares held short by investors – that's known as B-and-G Foods's "short interest". This figure is 1.4% down from 16.3 million last month.

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

B-and-G Foods's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

B-and-G Foods's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of B-and-G Foods shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of B-and-G Foods shares traded daily (recently around 916016.30558723). B-and-G Foods's SIR currently stands at 17.54. In other words for every 100,000 B-and-G Foods shares traded daily on the market, roughly 17540 shares are currently held short.

However B-and-G Foods's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of B-and-G Foods shares, or, against the total number of tradable B-and-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-and-G Foods's short interest could be expressed as 0.25% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 B-and-G Foods shares in existence, roughly 250 shares are currently held short) or 0.2543% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable B-and-G Foods shares, roughly 254 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-and-G Foods.

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

B-and-G Foods share dividends

82%

Dividend payout ratio: 81.9% of net profits

Recently B-and-G Foods has paid out, on average, around 81.9% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.61% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), B-and-G Foods shareholders could enjoy a 5.61% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In B-and-G Foods's case, that would currently equate to about $1.9 per share.

B-and-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-and-G Foods's most recent dividend payout was on 29 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

B-and-G Foods share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, B-and-G Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$22.1423 up to US$47.1412. 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-and-G Foods's is 0.4549. This would suggest that B-and-G Foods's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

B-and-G Foods overview

B&G Foods, Inc. manufactures, sells, and distributes a portfolio of shelf-stable and frozen foods, and household products in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company's products include frozen and canned vegetables, oatmeal and other hot cereals, fruit spreads, canned meats and beans, bagel chips, spices, seasonings, hot sauces, wine vinegars, maple syrups, molasses, salad dressings, pizza crusts, Mexican-style sauces, dry soups, taco shells and kits, salsas, pickles, peppers, tomato-based products, baking powder and soda, corn starch, cookies and crackers, nut clusters, and other specialty products. It markets its products under various brands, including Ac'cent, B&G, B&M, Back to Nature, Baker's Joy, Bear Creek Country Kitchens, Brer Rabbit, Canoleo, Cary's, Clabber Girl, Cream of Rice, Cream of Wheat, Crisco, Dash, Davis, Devonsheer, Don Pepino, Durkee, Emeril's, Farmwise, Grandma's Molasses, Green Giant, JJ Flats, Joan of Arc, Las Palmas, Le Sueur, MacDonald's, Mama Mary's, Maple Grove Farms of Vermont, McCann's, Molly McButter, New York Flatbreads, New York Style, Old London, Ortega, Polaner, Red Devil, Regina, Rumford, Sa-són, Sclafani, SnackWell's, Spice Islands, Spring Tree, Sugar Twin, Tone's, Trappey's, TrueNorth, Underwood, Vermont Maid, Victoria, and Weber and Wright's. The company also sells, markets, and distributes household products under the Static Guard brand. It sells and distributes its products directly, as well as through a network of independent brokers and distributors to supermarket chains, food service outlets, mass merchants, warehouse clubs, non-food outlets, and specialty distributors. The company was formerly known as B&G Foods Holdings Corp. and changed its name to B&G Foods, Inc. in October 2004. B&G Foods, Inc. was founded in 1822 and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.

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