Guardian Wealth Advisors LLC, a leading financial services firm, recently reported that its shares in Hormel Foods Co. (NYSE:HRL) surged 1,814.4% in the fourth quarter of last year. The fund’s holdings in Hormel Foods are worth more than $500,000 and at the end of the most recent quarter he included 11,027 shares. The big move seems to indicate a bullish sentiment on Hormel Foods’ prospects for future growth and stability.
In further news, the company revealed that the quarterly dividend will be paid out on May 15th to shareholders of record on April 17th. This dividend is $0.275 per share for him, giving him an annualized payout ratio of 61.45%. As such, Hormel Foods can provide investors with a steady stream of income with the potential for capital appreciation.
Some corporate insiders have recently made large deals with their holdings in this company. Director Elsa A. Murano said he sold his 6,000 shares on April 3 at an average of $40.50 per share and a total transaction cost of $243,000. The sale follows another transaction in which Murano sold a portion of his stake in the company earlier that month. Similarly, director Becerra Jose Luis Prado said he sold his 5,200 shares on March 27 at an average price of $39.01 per share for a total of about $202,852.
These deals demonstrate leadership in taking advantage of current market conditions to maximize returns on investments quickly without necessarily staying committed to the long term.
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Hormel Foods faces correction from investors and analysts but remains a stable player in food industry
April 23, 2023 – Several institutional investors and hedge funds recently coordinated their stakes in Hormel Foods, with Quadrant Capital Group LLC increasing its status by 4.9% and owning 4,537 shares of the company worth $206,000. bottom. Meanwhile, IFP Advisors Inc increased its position by 5%, ICW Investment Advisors LLC increased its position by 0.6%, Insight Folios Inc by 3.5% and Czech National Bank by 0.7%. Overall, institutional investors and hedge funds now own nearly 40% of the company’s shares.
Several equity research analysts have also commented on Hormel Foods’ recent performance. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered its rating on the company from ‘neutral’ to ‘underweight’ in March and lowered its price target from $47 to $38. StockNews.com issued a ‘pending’ rating on the stock and Barclays lowered its price target from $48 to $45 earlier this year.
Despite this comment, Hormel Foods announced a quarterly dividend payable on Monday, May 15 to shareholders of record on Monday, April 17. The dividend will set him at $0.275 per share, giving him a 2.76% return at $1.10 per annum. However, based on data from Bloomberg.com research, it suggests an average target price for Hormel Foods stock of $44.14.
Hormel Foods Company currently trades at approximately $39 per share on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HRL) and has a market capitalization of over US$21 billion, as reported in recent filings .
The food manufacturer revealed lower-than-expected revenue in the first quarter of 2023 ($2.97 billion versus an estimate of about $3 billion) after lower revenue in the same period last year. At the time, company officials said the company was on track to meet its fiscal 2023 targets, with earnings estimated to reach $1.74 per share. Despite some mixed analyst reviews and a bit of headwinds this quarter, Hormel Foods remains a well-established staple in its food industry portfolio.