The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) reported a small sales gain and a big GAAP loss in its earnings report for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2018 last night. Sales grew less than one single percentage point to $6.9 billion for the quarter. Losses were a staggering $10.34 per share.
Kraft Heinz stock is down 27.4% as of 12:50 p.m. EST in response.
Kraft Heinz stock is looking somewhat less than shelf-stable today. Image source: Getty Images.
That’s not the worst of it.
Kraft blamed its big GAAP loss on a $15.4 billion impairment charge to earnings that wiped out what otherwise would have been a quarterly profit (“adjusted” earnings, said Kraft, were positive $0.84 per share — which is still down 7% year over year). On top of that, Kraft revealed that the SEC is investigating its “accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls related to its procurement function, including, but not limited to, agreements, side agreements, and changes or modifications to its agreements with its vendors” — and apparently has been doing so since at least October 2018. Although management says that it “does not expect the matters subject to the investigation to be material to its current period or any prior period financial statements,” this raises the potential that Kraft will be forced to restate its past earnings as well.
Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: NeuroMetrix Inc.(NURO)
NeuroMetrix, Inc., a science-based health care company, develops and markets products for the detection, diagnosis, and monitoring of peripheral nerve and spinal cord disorders, such as those associated with diabetes, carpal tunnel syndrome, lumbosacral disc disease, and spinal stenosis. The company focuses on diagnosis and treatment of the neurological complications of diabetes, including diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and median neuropathy. Its marketed products include the ADVANCE NCS/EMG system, a platform for the performance of traditional nerve conduction studies and invasive electromyography procedures for the diagnosis and evaluation of CTS, low back and leg pain, and DPN; and the NC-stat DPNCheck, a device used to evaluate systemic neuropathies, such as DPN at the point-of-care, as well as consumables and accessories for use with its neurodiagnostic equipment. The company is also developing SENSUS pain therapy device, a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimul ator used in the management of chronic pain, such as that caused by DPN; and ADVANCE CTS, a version of the ADVANCE NCS/EMG device for the detection of CTS in people with diabetes. The company distributes its products directly through its direct sales force and independent sales representatives to physicians, clinics, and hospitals consisting of primary care, internal medicine, orthopedic and hand surgeons, pain medicine physicians, neurologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physicians, and neurosurgeons, as well as endocrinology/podiatry market in the United States and internationally. NeuroMetrix, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Haemonetics (NYSE: HAE) and Neurometrix (NASDAQ:NURO) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Carnival Corporation(CUK)
Carnival plc operates as a leisure travel and cruise company in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates 99 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates 11 hotels or lodges, approximately 300 motor coaches, and 20 glass-domed railcars. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. Carnival plc was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in Southampton, the United Kingdom. Carnival plc operates as a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.
- [By Rick Munarriz]
Shares of Carnival (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK) opened sharply lower on Thursday after the company posting mixed financial results. The world’s largest cruise line operator came through with a solid fiscal third quarter, but once again we see weak guidance weighing on the stock.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Dean Capital Investments Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 12,586 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $726,000. Carnival comprises 0.5% of Dean Capital Investments Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 26th largest position.
Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Nucor Corporation(NUE)
Nucor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of steel and steel products in North America and internationally. It operates through three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. The Steel Mills segment produces hot and cold-rolled sheet steel; plate steel; structural steel comprising wide-flange beams, beam blanks, and sheet piling; and bar steel, such as blooms, billets, concrete reinforcing bar, merchant bar, and special bar quality products. The Steel Products segment offers steel joists and joist girders, steel deck, fabricated concrete reinforcing steel, cold finished steel, steel fasteners, metal building systems, light gauge steel framing, steel grating and expanded metal, and wire and wire mesh products. The Raw Materials segment produces direct reduced iron (DRI); brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron, hot briquetted iron, and DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal products. The company?s operations also include various international trading companies that buy and sell steel and steel products. It sells its hot-rolled steel and cold-rolled steel to steel service centers, fabricators, and manufacturers; steel joists and joist girders, and steel deck to general contractors and fabricators; and cold finished steel and steel fasteners to distributors and manufacturers. The company?s products are used by contractors in constructing highways, bridges, reservoirs, utilities, hospitals, schools, airports, stadiums, and high-rise buildings. Nucor Corporation was founded in 1940 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Longbow Research lowered shares of Nucor (NYSE:NUE) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, Marketbeat Ratings reports.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Duality Advisers LP bought a new position in Nucor Co. (NYSE:NUE) in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm bought 63,770 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,304,000.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Nucor Co. (NYSE:NUE) – Equities researchers at KeyCorp increased their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Nucor in a report issued on Sunday, March 3rd. KeyCorp analyst P. Gibbs now anticipates that the basic materials company will post earnings of $1.53 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.52. KeyCorp has a “Buy” rating and a $72.00 price objective on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Nucor’s FY2019 earnings at $5.40 EPS.
Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tiptree Financial Inc.(TIPT)
Tiptree Financial is a diversified holding company that primarily acquires and manages controlling interests of operating businesses. The Company, whose operations date back to 2007, currently has subsidiaries that operate in the following four segments: insurance and insurance services, specialty finance, asset management and real estate. The Company’s principal investments are included in a corporate and other segment. Tiptree Financial’s Class A common stock trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market. All of Tiptree Financial’s Class B common stock is owned by TFP. Tiptree Financial’s Class B common stock has voting but no economic rights.
From July 1, 2014, the limited partners of TFP (other than Tiptree Financial itself) have been provided with the opportunity to exchange TFP partnership units for Tiptree Financial Class A common stock at a rate of 2.798 shares of Class A common stock per partnership unit. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Tiptree Inc (NASDAQ:TIPT) CFO Sandra Bell sold 8,682 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.55, for a total transaction of $56,867.10. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 41,881 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $274,320.55. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.
- [By Tim Melvin]
This week, I ran across Tiptree Inc. (Nasdaq: TIPT) on the list of stocks with the highest VQScores. Tiptree fits most of my parameters as well so I spent a little time digging into the company further.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
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