HAIN stock: buy or sell?
August 22nd, 2019
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells organic and natural products. Its grocery products include infant formula; infant, toddler, and kids foods; diapers and wipes; rice and grain-based products; flour and baking mixes; breads, hot and cold cereals, pasta, condiments, cooking and culinary oils, granolas, and cereal bars; canned, chilled fresh, aseptic, and instant soups; Greek-style yogurts; chilies and packaged grains; chocolates; and nut butters, as well as plant-based beverages and frozen desserts, such as soy, rice, oat, almond, and coconut.
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Currently, The Hain Celestial stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is The Hain Celestial stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we collected 14 ratings published for HAIN stock in the last month.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-8-20||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Neutral||Underweight|
|2019-4-1||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Overweight||Neutral|
|2019-3-15||Jefferies Financial Group||n/a||Buy|
|2019-3-1||Sanford C. Bernstein||Outperform||Market Perform|
|2019-2-8||Piper Jaffray Companies||n/a||Hold|
|2019-2-8||BMO Capital Markets||n/a||Market Perform|
|2019-2-28||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Neutral||Overweight|
|2019-2-28||Jefferies Financial Group||n/a||Buy|
|2019-1-11||Piper Jaffray Companies||n/a||Hold|
|2019-1-11||Piper Jaffray Companies||n/a||Neutral|
HAIN stock analysis
Shares of The Hain Celestial ended today at $18.91 and escalated a very good 3.00%.
Shares of The Hain Celestial escalated a very good 3.00% and closed at $18.91. Since July when SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up, HAIN price slipped $-2.98 per share (-13.61%).
The Hain Celestial plummed a hair-raising -13.02% this week. Late July HAIN rocketed an astounding 7.14% in just one week.
This week, The Hain Celestial stock dived below the significant level of the 40-weeks moving average. Trading stocks that are under the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average mark is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support. Since SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up late June, HAIN price slid a -8.43%.
HAIN stock price history
HAIN stock went public on January 20th, 1994 with a price of $1.501. Since then, HAIN stock surged a 1,160.70%, with a yearly average of 46.40%. If you had invested $1,000 in HAIN stock in 1994, it would worth $11,607.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
HAIN stock historical price chart
HAIN stock reached 52-week highs on September at $29.42, and all-time highs 2015-08-05 with a price of 70.65.
HAIN stock price target is $23.20How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we found 13 price targets for HAIN stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-8-20||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Downgrades||$23.00||$18.00||-21.7%|
|2019-5-10||SunTrust Banks||Raises Target||n/a||$20.00||-|
|2019-4-1||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Downgrades||$20.00||$23.00||15%|
|2019-3-15||Jefferies Financial Group||Reiterates||n/a||$35.00||-|
|2019-2-8||Piper Jaffray Companies||Set Price Target||n/a||$17.00||-|
|2019-2-8||Maxim Group||Lowers Target||$36.00||$25.00||-30.6%|
|2019-2-8||BMO Capital Markets||Lowers Target||n/a||$20.00||-|
|2019-2-28||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Upgrades||$15.00||$20.00||33.3%|
|2019-2-28||Jefferies Financial Group||Reiterates||n/a||$35.00||-|
|2019-1-11||Piper Jaffray Companies||Set Price Target||n/a||$19.00||-|
|2019-1-11||Piper Jaffray Companies||Lowers Target||n/a||$19.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareThe Hain Celestial let down experts on February when it published an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.14 when the analysts' forecast was $0.26.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, The Hain Celestial annual sales collapsed a dreadful -13.86% to $2,457.77 M USD from $2,853.11 marked in 2017. Slightly better, its profit margin (compared to revenues) slightly fell to 0.39%, that is $9.69 million. The Hain Celestial fiscal year ends in June, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, The Hain Celestial TTM sales up to December 2018 were $2,397.31 and earnings $-161.18 M dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review The Hain Celestial business evolution since June 2018: Annual revenues up to December, compared to lastest yearly report, decreased a disappointing -2.46%. Regarding profit margin, The Hain Celestial dropped -7.12% to 0.39%
|2013||$1,730 M||-||$120 M6.9%||-|
|2014||$2,150 M||24.28%||$141 M6.6%||18.11%|
|2015||$2,610 M||21.38%||$165 M6.3%||16.60%|
|2016||$2,393 M||-8.31%||$47 M2.0%||-71.25%|
|2017||$2,853 M||19.23%||$67 M2.4%||42.17%|
|2018||$2,458 M||-13.86%||$9.69 M0.4%||-85.62%|
|TTM||$2,397 M||-2.46%||$-161.18 M-6.7%||-1,762.69%|
Quarterly financial resultsThe Hain Celestial reported $584.16 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 4.16% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-66.50 million with a profit margin of -11.38%. Profit margin depreciated a -4.71% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -6.67%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, The Hain Celestial sales marked a spooky drop down and plummed a -24.64%.
|2017-Q1||$707 M||-||$31.33 M4.4%||-|
|2017-Q2||$725 M||2.62%||$0.31 M0.0%||-99.00%|
|2017-Q3||$708 M||-2.32%||$19.85 M2.8%||6,240.58%|
|2017-Q4||$775 M||9.45%||$47.10 M6.1%||137.34%|
|2018-Q1||$633 M||-18.38%||$12.69 M2.0%||-73.07%|
|2018-Q2||$620 M||-2.07%||$-69.94 M-11.3%||-651.32%|
|2018-Q3||$561 M||-9.48%||$-37.43 M-6.7%||-46.49%|
|2018-Q4||$584 M||4.16%||$-66.50 M-11.4%||77.69%|
The Hain Celestial ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, it's always worth to overview its ownership structure.
The Hain Celestial shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 2.73% of all shares.
Bearish positions for HAIN stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to The Hain Celestial:
|Market cap||$2.0 B||$13.2 B||$31.2 B||$31.3 B||$78.5 B|
|Total shares||104.2 M||301.2 M||570.2 M||1,220.0 M||1,440.0 M|
|Float shares||80.6 M||156.4 M||599.6 M||621.3 M||1,440.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||102.6%||53.9%||71.2%||85.5%||78.7%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||2.7%||44.4%||0.3%||0.1%||0.3%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Thursday, August 22nd, 2019|
|Day range||$18.25 - $18.99|
|Average true range||$0.95|
|50d mov avg||$21.14|
|100d mov avg||$21.65|
|200d mov avg||$20.64|
The Hain Celestial performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We selected Campbell Soup, General Mills, The Kraft Heinz Co., Mondelez International, J.M. Smucker and Treehouse Foods as the bechmarking frame for The Hain Celestial stock.
|HAINThe Hain Celestia...||-15.88%||7.20%||-33.70%|
|KHCThe Kraft Heinz C...||-15.17%||-23.55%||-54.19%|