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The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) is a leading packaged foods business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$42.9164 after a previous close of US$42.95. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD42.9164 to a high of USD43.495. The latest price was USD43.42 (25 minute delay). The Kraft Heinz Company is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in The Kraft Heinz Company

  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 The Kraft Heinz Company. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: KHC. 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 The Kraft Heinz Company 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$43.96, 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 The Kraft Heinz Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Kraft Heinz Company. 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.

The Kraft Heinz Company share price

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The Kraft Heinz Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
OpenUS$42.9164
HighUS$43.495
LowUS$42.9164
CloseUS$43.42
Previous closeUS$42.95
Change US$0.47
Change % 1.0943%
Volume 5,078,764
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$27.6856 - US$44.335
50-day moving average US$42.9272
200-day moving average US$37.8117
Target priceUS$42.39
PE ratio 97.3756
Dividend yield US$1.6 (3.65%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$0.442

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Is it a good time to buy The Kraft Heinz Company stock?

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The Kraft Heinz Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $43.42

1 month (2021-05-14) -0.71%
3 months (2021-03-12) 13.93%
6 months (2020-12-11) 27.44%
1 year (2020-06-12) 36.54%
2 years (2019-06-13) 42.78%
3 years (2018-06-13) -27.75%
5 years (2016-06-13) -48.89%

Is The Kraft Heinz Company under- or over-valued?

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

The Kraft Heinz Company's P/E ratio

The Kraft Heinz Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 97x. In other words, The Kraft Heinz Company shares trade at around 97x 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.

The Kraft Heinz Company's PEG ratio

The Kraft Heinz Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.693. 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 The Kraft Heinz Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Kraft Heinz Company's EBITDA

The Kraft Heinz Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$7.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Kraft Heinz Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The Kraft Heinz Company financials

Revenue TTM US$26.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.49%
Gross profit TTM US$9.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.83%
Return on equity TTM 1.08%
Profit margin 2.05%
Book value 41.119
Market capitalisation US$52.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Kraft Heinz Company shares

There are currently 18.7 million The Kraft Heinz Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The Kraft Heinz Company's "short interest". This figure is 0.2% down from 18.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Kraft Heinz Company shares can be evaluated.

The Kraft Heinz Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Kraft Heinz Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Kraft Heinz Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Kraft Heinz Company shares traded daily (recently around 6.1 million). The Kraft Heinz Company's SIR currently stands at 3.05. In other words for every 100,000 The Kraft Heinz Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3050 shares are currently held short.

However The Kraft Heinz Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Kraft Heinz Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Kraft Heinz Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Kraft Heinz Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Kraft Heinz Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0283% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Kraft Heinz Company shares, roughly 28 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Kraft Heinz Company.

Find out more about how you can short The Kraft Heinz Company stock.

The Kraft Heinz Company'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 The Kraft Heinz Company.

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

The Kraft Heinz Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 37.95

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Kraft Heinz Company's overall score of 37.95 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 74th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Kraft Heinz Company 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.).

The Kraft Heinz Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 17.8/100

The Kraft Heinz Company's environmental score of 17.8 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Kraft Heinz Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Kraft Heinz Company's social score

Social score: 20.22/100

The Kraft Heinz Company's social score of 20.22 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Kraft Heinz Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

The Kraft Heinz Company's governance score

Governance score: 12.43/100

The Kraft Heinz Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Kraft Heinz Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Kraft Heinz Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Kraft Heinz Company scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that The Kraft Heinz Company hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Kraft Heinz Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 37.95
Total ESG percentile 74.24
Environmental score 17.8
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 20.22
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 12.43
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 3

The Kraft Heinz Company share dividends

53%

Dividend payout ratio: 52.98% of net profits

Recently The Kraft Heinz Company has paid out, on average, around 52.98% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.65% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Kraft Heinz Company shareholders could enjoy a 3.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Kraft Heinz Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.6 per share.

The Kraft Heinz Company'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.

The Kraft Heinz Company's most recent dividend payout was on 24 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

The Kraft Heinz Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Kraft Heinz Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$27.6856 up to US$44.335. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KHC.US volatility(beta: 1.13)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while The Kraft Heinz Company's is 1.1288. This would suggest that The Kraft Heinz Company's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

The Kraft Heinz Company overview

The Kraft Heinz Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets food and beverage products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and internationally. Its products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats and seafood, frozen and chilled foods, packaged drinking pouches, appetizers, nuts and salted snacks, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and other grocery products, as well as desserts, dressings, toppings, and baking. The company offers its products under the Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Philadelphia, Velveeta, Lunchables, Planters, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, ABC, Master, Golden Circle, Quero, Plasmon, Wattie's, Pudliszki, Classico, TGI Fridays, and Taco Bell Home Originals brand names. It sells its products through its own sales organizations, as well as through independent brokers, agents, and distributors to chain, wholesale, cooperative and independent grocery accounts, convenience stores, drug stores, value stores, bakeries, pharmacies, mass merchants, club stores, foodservice distributors and institutions, including hotels, restaurants, hospitals, health care facilities, and government agencies; and online through e-commerce platforms and retailers. The company was formerly known as H.J. Heinz Holding Corporation and changed its name to The Kraft Heinz Company in July 2015. The Kraft Heinz Company was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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