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Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) SVP Gary H. Pilnick sold 45,950 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.97, for a total transaction of $2,939,421.50. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 50,979 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,261,127. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

K has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Nomura cut their price target on shares of Kellogg Company from $71.00 to $69.00 in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Kellogg Company in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They now have a $63.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Goldman Sachs downgraded shares of Kellogg Company from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 15th. They now have a $59.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $64.00. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Kellogg Company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $62.90.

Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) traded up 0.44% on Friday, hitting $64.28. 2,040,009 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Kellogg Company has a 52-week low of $55.69 and a 52-week high of $69.50. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $64.69 and a 200-day moving average of $64.22. The company has a market cap of $23.149 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.61.

Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 31st. The company reported $1.02 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $3.70 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.73 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.00 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Kellogg Company will post $3.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Monday, September 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.49 per share. This represents a $1.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 28th. This is an increase from Kellogg Company’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.46.

Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) is engaged in the manufacture and marketing of ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods.

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