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How to buy ConAgra Foods (CAG) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in ConAgra Foods shares.

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ConAgra Foods Inc is a packaged foods business with stocks listed in the US. ConAgra Foods shares (CAG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$34.33 – an increase of 3.06% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in ConAgra 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 ConAgra Foods. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CAG. 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 ConAgra 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$33.88, 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 ConAgra Foods, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ConAgra 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.

ConAgra Foods stock price (NYSE:CAG)

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ConAgra Foods shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-26.
52-week rangeUS$29.7964 - US$36.67
50-day moving average US$33.9826
200-day moving average US$33.5959
Target priceUS$35.94
PE ratio 15.8605
Dividend yield US$1.212 (3.87%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$2.15

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Is it a good time to buy ConAgra Foods stock?

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ConAgra Foods share growth calculator

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ConAgra Foods price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $34.33

1 week (2022-06-24) 0.67%
1 month (2022-06-01) 5.57%
3 months (2022-03-31) 2.26%
6 months (2021-12-31) 0.53%
1 year (2021-07-01) -4.64%
2 years (2020-07-01) -3.76%
3 years (2019-07-01) 27.62%
5 years (2017-06-30) -4.00%

Is ConAgra Foods under- or over-valued?

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

ConAgra Foods's P/E ratio

ConAgra 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, ConAgra 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.

ConAgra Foods's PEG ratio

ConAgra Foods's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0181. 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 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.

ConAgra Foods's EBITDA

ConAgra Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.1 billion (£1.7 billion).

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

ConAgra Foods financials

Revenue TTM US$11.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.1%
Gross profit TTM US$3.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.81%
Return on equity TTM 12.11%
Profit margin 9.14%
Book value 18.285
Market capitalisation US$16.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

ConAgra Foods'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 Foods.

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

ConAgra Foods'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 Foods'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 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.).

ConAgra Foods's environmental score

Environmental score: 14.99/100

ConAgra Foods'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 Foods is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

ConAgra Foods's social score

Social score: 24.32/100

ConAgra Foods'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 Foods is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

ConAgra Foods's governance score

Governance score: 13.12/100

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

ConAgra Foods's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

ConAgra Foods 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 Foods share dividends

55%

Dividend payout ratio: 55.31% of net profits

Recently ConAgra Foods has paid out, on average, around 55.31% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.87% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ConAgra Foods shareholders could enjoy a 3.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ConAgra Foods's case, that would currently equate to about $1.212 per share.

ConAgra 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.

ConAgra Foods's most recent dividend payout was on 1 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 April 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have ConAgra Foods's shares ever split?

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

ConAgra Foods share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ConAgra Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$29.7964 up to US$36.67. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CAG.US volatility(beta: 0.68)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while ConAgra Foods's is 0.6751. This would suggest that ConAgra Foods's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

ConAgra Foods 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, Duncan Hines, Healthy Choice, Marie Callender's, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim, Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, Duke's, Earth Balance, Gardein, and Frontera 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 incorporated in 1919 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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