Processed & Packaged Goods Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Campbell Soup, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Treehouse Foods, and Ingredion

Aug 09, 2016, 09:26 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, August 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --'s focus this morning is on the following Processed and Packaged Goods equities in the Consumer Goods sector: Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB), Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. (NYSE: MJN), Treehouse Foods Inc. (NYSE: THS), and Ingredion Inc. (NYSE: INGR). The Processed and Packaged Goods' industry demand is influenced by consumer preferences, spending trends, brand loyalty, and costs. Learn more about these stocks by downloading their comprehensive and free reports at:

Campbell Soup  

Camden, New Jersey headquartered Campbell Soup Co.'s shares rose 0.05% and finished Monday's trading session at $61.35. A total volume of 1.02 million shares was traded. Since the start of this year, the stock has advanced 18.57%. The Company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average by 5.00%. Moreover, shares of Campbell Soup, which together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets convenience food products, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 36.94.

On July 20th, 2016, Campbell Soup outlined four strategic imperatives to unlock its purpose, potential and performance. The company also lowered its outlook for net sales while maintaining its previous guidance ranges for adjusted Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) and adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS). Campbell now expects net sales to decline by -2% to -1% compared to the previous range of -1% to 0 %. The company continues to expect adjusted EBIT to grow 11 to 13% and adjusted EPS to grow 11 to 13 %, or $2.93 to $3.00 per share. CPB complete research report is just a click away and free at:

Mead Johnson Nutrition  

On Monday, shares in Glenview, Illinois headquartered Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. recorded a trading volume of 1.15 million shares, and ended the session 0.31% higher at $87.89. The stock has gained 4.46% in the previous three months and 12.49% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 0.51% above their 50-day moving average and 9.13% above their 200-day moving average. Furthermore, shares of Mead Johnson Nutrition, which manufactures, distributes, and sells infant formulas, children's nutrition, and other nutritional products, have an RSI of 45.49.

On July 28th, 2016, the company reported that net sales for Q2 2016 were 9% below the prior year's quarter on a reported basis and 4% below on a constant dollar basis. The company's EPS for Q2 was $0.83. Excluding Specified Items, non-GAAP EPS was $0.88. The company also reaffirmed its 2016 GAAP EPS guidance of $2.91 to $3.03 per share.

On August 03rd, 2016, research firm CLSA upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Underperform' to 'Outperform', issuing a target price of $96 per share. The complimentary report on MJN can be downloaded at:

Treehouse Foods  

Shares in Oak Brook, Illinois-based Treehouse Foods Inc. closed the day at $98.67, down 1.41%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 947,495 shares, which was above its three months average volume of 791,550 shares. The Company's shares have gained 7.58% in the previous three months and 25.76% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 12.65% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Treehouse Foods, which operates as a food and beverage manufacturer in the US and Canada, have an RSI of 42.84.

On August 4th, 2016, Treehouse Foods reported GAAP earnings of $0.27 per fully diluted share for Q2 2016 compared to $0.72 per fully diluted share reported for Q2 2015.  The company's net sales for Q2 totaled $1,541.4 million compared to $759.2 million last year, an increase of 103.0%, due to the inclusion of business from the acquisition of the private brands operations of ConAgra Foods, Inc. and favorable volume/mix, primarily in the North American Retail Grocery segment, partially offset by lower pricing and unfavorable Canadian foreign exchange. Sign up for your complimentary research report on THS at:


At the closing bell yesterday, shares in Westchester, Illinois headquartered Ingredion Inc. ended 0.05% higher at $135.24 and with a total volume of 473,949 shares traded. The stock has advanced 2.15% in the last one month, 14.97% over the previous three months, and 42.24% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 6.53% and 25.77%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Ingredion, which together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells starches and sweeteners to various industries, have an RSI of 71.17.

On July 28th, 2016, Ingredion posted that Q2 2016 reported and adjusted EPS were $1.58 and $1.73, respectively, compared to Q2 2015 reported and adjusted EPS of $1.47 and $1.53, respectively. The company reported operating income of $198 million and record adjusted operating income of $211 million, while it also raised 2016 adjusted EPS guidance range to $6.70-$6.90. Get free access to your research report on INGR at:


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