HAIN stock: buy or sell?

HAIN stock price: $18.91 3.00% At close on August 22nd, 2019

Updated on:
August 22nd, 2019

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Shares of The Hain Celestial escalated a very good 3.00% and closed at $18.91. On Aug/20 HAIN plummed a chilling -17.74%.

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.

Should I buy HAIN stock?

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Currently, The Hain Celestial stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

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.

Is HAIN a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-20JPMorgan Chase & Co.NeutralUnderweight
2019-5-10SunTrust Banksn/aHold
2019-4-15Citigroupn/aBuy
2019-4-1JPMorgan Chase & Co.OverweightNeutral
2019-3-15Jefferies Financial Groupn/aBuy
2019-3-1Sanford C. BernsteinOutperformMarket Perform
2019-2-8Piper Jaffray Companiesn/aHold
2019-2-8Maxim GroupBuyBuy
2019-2-8Maxim Groupn/aBuy
2019-2-8BMO Capital Marketsn/aMarket Perform
2019-2-28JPMorgan Chase & Co.NeutralOverweight
2019-2-28Jefferies Financial Groupn/aBuy
2019-1-11Piper Jaffray Companiesn/aHold
2019-1-11Piper Jaffray Companiesn/aNeutral

HAIN stock analysis

Daily outlook

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%).

HAIN stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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 chart (weekly)

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 $23.20

How 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:
HAIN stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-20JPMorgan Chase & Co.Downgrades$23.00$18.00-21.7%
2019-5-10SunTrust BanksRaises Targetn/a$20.00-
2019-4-15CitigroupRaises Target$21.00$25.5021.4%
2019-4-1JPMorgan Chase & Co.Downgrades$20.00$23.0015%
2019-3-15Jefferies Financial GroupReiteratesn/a$35.00-
2019-2-8Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price Targetn/a$17.00-
2019-2-8Maxim GroupReiterates$36.00$25.00-30.6%
2019-2-8Maxim GroupLowers Target$36.00$25.00-30.6%
2019-2-8BMO Capital MarketsLowers Targetn/a$20.00-
2019-2-28JPMorgan Chase & Co.Upgrades$15.00$20.0033.3%
2019-2-28Jefferies Financial GroupReiteratesn/a$35.00-
2019-1-11Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price Targetn/a$19.00-
2019-1-11Piper Jaffray CompaniesLowers Targetn/a$19.00-
(in average)$25.20$23.20-8.0%
The price target for The Hain Celestial stock is $23.20, moving in a range between $35.00 and $17.00. In average, analysts' outlook on HAIN price forecast is negative, downgrading the prediction by a -8.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

The 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.
HAIN earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a0.37n/a
2017-Q2-n/a0.36n/a
2017-Q32017-11-070.240.23-4.2%
2017-Q42018-02-070.420.41-2.4%
2018-Q12018-05-080.470.37-21.3%
2018-Q22018-08-280.260.273.8%
2018-Q32018-11-080.130.09-30.8%
2018-Q42019-02-070.260.14-46.2%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 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%

HAIN annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$1,730 M-$120 M6.9%-
2014$2,150 M24.28%$141 M6.6%18.11%
2015$2,610 M21.38%$165 M6.3%16.60%
2016$2,393 M-8.31%$47 M2.0%-71.25%
2017$2,853 M19.23%$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 results

The 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%.
HAIN quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$707 M-$31.33 M4.4%-
2017-Q2$725 M2.62%$0.31 M0.0%-99.00%
2017-Q3$708 M-2.32%$19.85 M2.8%6,240.58%
2017-Q4$775 M9.45%$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$584 M4.16%$-66.50 M-11.4%77.69%

The Hain Celestial ownership

When 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:

HAINCPBGISKHCMDLZ
Market cap$2.0 B$13.2 B$31.2 B$31.3 B$78.5 B
Total shares104.2 M301.2 M570.2 M1,220.0 M1,440.0 M
Float shares80.6 M156.4 M599.6 M621.3 M1,440.0 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 selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

HAIN summary

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
Open$18.41
Close$18.91
Day range$18.25 - $18.99
Previous close$18.36
Session gain3.00%
Average true range$0.95
50d mov avg$21.14
100d mov avg$21.65
200d mov avg$20.64
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

The Hain Celestial performance

Performance 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.
Stock3m6m12m
HAINThe Hain Celestia...-15.88%7.20%-33.70%
CPBCampbell Soup17.36%35.37%11.40%
GISGeneral Mills4.49%19.60%23.99%
KHCThe Kraft Heinz C...-15.17%-23.55%-54.19%
MDLZMondelez Internat...5.07%15.39%31.54%
SJMJ.M. Smucker-9.42%13.92%11.71%
THSTreehouse Foods-9.50%-17.83%-5.56%

The Hain Celestial competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for The Hain Celestial. We chose 6 companies as The Hain Celestial competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.