Unilever reviewing options for change after Kraft Heinz bid fails

Posted February 23, 2017

It comes after the two companies issued a joint statement on Sunday in which Kraft Heinz said it had "amicably agreed" to withdraw its proposal.

Moving toward the volatility measures, the price volatility of stock was 2.27% for a week and 2.56% for a month as well as price volatility's Average True Range for 14 days was 0.26. 14 Analysts think that the Price Target for The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) might hit $90.29, however, the High Price Target and Low price Target are $100 and $80, respectively. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 11.80% and return on investment was 0.20% while its return on asset stayed at 5.30%. The High end of the forecast is $0.93/share, while the Low end is $0.76/share.

In fact, Colgate-Palmolive's stock surged Friday morning on news about a potential Kraft Heinz and Unilever deal. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a "top pick" rating and issued a $109.00 target price on shares of The Kraft Heinz Company in a report on Friday, January 6th.

The Kraft Heinz Company is a food and beverage company. The beta, which indicates risk in relegation to the market, remained 0.39.

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Popeye's approximately 2,600 locations and $3 billion in system-wide sales compares to nearly 16,000 and $18 billion for Burger King and 4,500 and $6.5 billion for Tim Horton's. The score shows the rating on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1=strong buy and 5=strong sell. Armbruster Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,628 shares of the company's stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 19 shares during the last quarter.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) last announced results for quarter ended on 31 Dec 2016, disclosing EPS of $1.28 The reported earnings per share topped the analyst's consensus by $0.11 with the percentage difference between estimated and actual earnings arriving at 9.40%. The stock is a Buy among 14 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. The company's quarterly performance represents an optimistic momentum of 16.78 percent, with a surge of 6.84 percent in the stock price over the last one month.

The announcement comes as ratings agency Moody's said the Kraft Heinz offer led it to believe "Unilever might now consider increasing shareholder remuneration and/or its M&A activity".

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