Consumer Goods Stocks Under Scanner -- General Mills, ConAgra Foods, Campbell Soup, and Mead Johnson Nutrition

Sep 13, 2016, 07:45 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, September 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- turns its attention to the Processed and Packaged Goods space which is involved in the manufacturing, distribution, and selling of food, beverages, and home and personal care products to retailers. Companies in this industry tend to offer average dividend yields. Let us now see how the following stocks fared over the last few trading sessions: General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS), ConAgra Foods Inc. (NYSE: CAG), Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB), and Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. (NYZE: MJN). You can access of our complimentary research reports on these stocks now at:

General Mills  

At the close on Monday, shares in Minneapolis, Minnesota headquartered General Mills Inc. rose 1.89%, ending the day at $66.28. The stock recorded a trading volume of 4.29 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 3.52 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 2.89% in the previous three months and 17.46% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 6.03%. Moreover, shares of General Mills, which manufactures and markets branded consumer foods in the US, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 31.41.

On September 7th, 2016, General Mills reaffirmed its key financial targets for the fiscal year ending May 28, 2017. These targets include organic net sales growth between flat and down 2%; total segment operating profit growth between 6% and 8% in constant currency; 150 basis points of adjusted operating profit margin expansion; and adjusted diluted earnings per share growth between 6% and 8% in constant currency. Visit us today and download your complete report on GIS for free at:

ConAgra Foods  

Shares in Chicago, Illinois headquartered ConAgra Foods Inc. ended the day 2.63% higher at $44.46. A total volume of 3.75 million shares was traded, which was higher than their three months average volume of 2.77 million shares. Since the start of this year, the stock has gained 7.30%. The Company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average by 1.49%. Furthermore, shares of ConAgra Foods, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company in North America, have an RSI of 37.72.

On September 1st, 2016, Campbell Soup reported a loss of $0.26 per share in Q4 2016 compared to net profit of $0.05 per share in the year ago period. The company's sales of $1.68 billion were marginally lower than sales of $1.69 billion in Q4 2015. The complimentary research report on CAG can be accessed at:

Campbell Soup  

On Monday, shares in Camden, New Jersey headquartered Campbell Soup Co. finished 1.89% higher at $55.99. A total volume of 2.44 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.89 million shares. The stock has advanced 8.21% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading below their 200-day moving average by 6.26%. Additionally, shares of Campbell Soup, which together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets convenience food products, have an RSI of 29.04.

On September 02nd, 2016, research firm UBS reiterated its 'Sell' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $52 a share to $51 a share. Register for free on and download the PDF research report on CPB at:

Mead Johnson Nutrition  

Glenview, Illinois headquartered Mead Johnson Nutrition Co.'s shares recorded a trading volume of 2.00 million shares at the end of yesterday's session, which was higher than their three months average volume of 1.46 million shares. The stock closed the day at $79.31, gaining 2.23%. The Company's shares have advanced 1.51% on an YTD basis and are trading below their 200-day moving average by 2.21%. Additionally, shares of Mead Johnson Nutrition, which manufactures, distributes, and sells infant formulas, children's nutrition, and other nutritional products, have an RSI at 30.89.

On September 08th, 2016, the company announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.4125 per share for the quarter ending September 30th, 2016. The dividend will be paid on October 3rd, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on September 19th, 2016. Get free access to your research report on MJN at:


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