Deutsche Bank maintains JM Smucker Company(SJM:NYE) with a Hold rating and raises the target price to $143 from $131

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Deutsche Bank maintains JM Smucker Company with a Hold rating and raises the target price to $143 from $131 on the company’s stock.

Morgan Stanley raises the target price on JM Smucker Company to $132 from $117 on the company’s stock and maintains the Underweight rating.

Based on the JM Smucker Company stock forecasts from 7 analysts, the average analyst target price for JM Smucker Company is USD 138.30 over the next 12 months. JM Smucker Company’s average analyst rating is Buy . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of JM Smucker Company is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 4 positive signals and 7 negative signals. At the last closing, JM Smucker Company’s stock price was USD 142.35JM Smucker Company’s stock price has changed by +3.50% over the past week, +9.34% over the past month and +9.42% over the last year.

About JM Smucker Company (SJM:NYE)

The J. M. Smucker Company manufactures and markets branded food and beverage products worldwide. It operates in three segments: U.S. Retail Pet Foods, U.S. Retail Coffee, and U.S. Retail Consumer Foods. The company offers mainstream roast, ground, single serve, and premium coffee; peanut butter and specialty spreads; fruit spreads, shortening and oils, and frozen sandwiches and snacks; pet food and pet snacks; and foodservice hot beverage, foodservice portion control, and flour products, as well as dog and cat food, frozen handheld products, juices and beverages, and baking mixes and ingredients. It provides its products under the Meow Mix, 9Lives, Kibbles “n Bits, Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, Rachael Ray Nutrish and Nature’s Recipe, Folgers, Café Bustelo, Dunkin’, Folgers, Café Bustelo, 1850, Jif, Smucker’s, Smucker’s Uncrustables, Robin Hood, and Five Roses. The company sells its products through direct sales and brokers to food retailers, club stores, discount and dollar stores, online retailers, pet specialty stores, natural foods stores and distributors, drug stores, military commissaries, and mass merchandisers. Smucker Company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Orrville, Ohio

What we like:

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What we don’t like:

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Poor return on equity

The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

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