NEW YORK, December 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Stock-Callers.com today shifts focus on four equities in the Consumer Goods sector to see how they have fared over the last few trading sessions: Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LW), Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (NYSE: ADM), Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc. (NASDAQ: BUFF), and Bunge Ltd (NYSE: BG). As per a NASDAQ report, the consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.2% in November with the core, ex-food, and energy input rate also up 0.2%. Download the free research reports on these stocks today:
Eagle, Idaho-based Lamb Weston Holdings Inc.'s shares declined 2.19%, closing Thursday's trading session at $34.38. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.56 million shares. Shares of the Company have advanced 12.98% in the last month and 12.98% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 2.37% above its 50-day moving average and 2.37% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Lamb Weston, which produces and markets value-added frozen potato products worldwide, are trading at a PE ratio of 16.57.
On November 17th, 2016, research firm Jefferies initiated a 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock.
On December 15th, 2016, Lamb Weston's Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.1875 per share of its common stock. The dividend is payable on March 01st, 2017, to stockholders of record at the close of business on January 30th, 2017. See our free and comprehensive research report on LW at:
On Thursday, shares in Chicago, Illinois headquartered Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. recorded a trading volume of 2.70 million shares. The stock rose 0.33%, ending the day at $45.74. The Company's shares have advanced 5.17% in the last month, 9.62% in the previous three months, and 28.64% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 4.39% and 10.97%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Archer-Daniels-Midland, which procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products, have an RSI of 58.95.
On December 12th 2016, Archer-Daniels-Midland announced that it will significantly expand overall grind and finishing capacity for sweeteners and starches at its corn wet mill facilities in Turkey and Bulgaria. The company acquired full ownership of corn wet mills in Adana, Turkey, and Razgrad, Bulgaria, along with a 50% ownership stake in a corn wet mill in Szabadegyháza, Hungary, in November 2015. The plants produce a complete range of starch products, including liquid sweeteners, native and modified starches, crystalline fructose and dextrose.
On December 15th, 2016, research firm Stifel resumed a 'Hold' rating on the Company's stock, issuing a target price of $46 per share. ADM free research report PDF is just a click away at:
Blue Buffalo Pet Products
Wilton, Connecticut headquartered Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc.'s stock finished the day 0.70% higher at $24.40, with a total trading volume of 514,639 shares. The Company's shares have gained 10.41% in the last one month and 30.41% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 0.85%. Additionally, shares of Blue Buffalo Pet Products, which through its subsidiary, Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., operates as a pet food company in the US, Canada, Japan, and Mexico, have an RSI of 54.85.
On November 10th, 2016, Blue Buffalo reported that net sales increased $28.6 million, or 11.0%, to $288.0 million for Q3 2016. The Company's gross profit increased $24.9 million, or 23.0%, to $133.2 million in the reported quarter and gross margin was 46.3%, up 460 bps compared to 41.7% in Q3 2015. Blue Buffalo's net income decreased $5.6 million, or 20.6%, to $21.5 million in Q3 2016, compared to $27.1 million in Q3 2015. Sign up for your complimentary report on BUFF at:
Shares in White Plains, New York headquartered Bunge Ltd ended yesterday's session 0.25% higher at $71.24. The stock recorded a trading volume of 709,448 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 5.32% in the last one month, 18.00% over the previous three months, and 7.19% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 8.67% and 16.01% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of Bunge, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as an agribusiness and food company worldwide, have an RSI of 60.89.
On December 08th, 2016, Bunge announced the appointment of Thomas Boehlert as EVP - Chief Financial Officer, effective January 01st, 2017. He succeeds Drew Burke, who is retiring, and will report directly to Soren Schroder, the Company's Chief Executive Officer. Boehlert was Chief Executive Officer, President, and a Director of First Nickel Inc. from 2011-2015. Boehlert is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BA in Accounting from Indiana University and an MBA in Finance from New York University. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the latest research report on BG at:
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