Insider Selling: Pinnacle Foods EVP Sells 5,000 Shares of Stock (PF)
Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) EVP Christopher J. Boever unloaded 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.55, for a total transaction of $157,750.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 60,989 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,924,203. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on PF shares. Analysts at BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Pinnacle Foods in a research note on Thursday. They now have a $32.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $36.00. Separately, analysts at Stephens upgraded shares of Pinnacle Foods from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Pinnacle Foods in a research note on Monday, August 11th. They now have a $33.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $35.00. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.75.
Shares of Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) traded up 0.68% on Monday, hitting $32.40. The stock had a trading volume of 811,844 shares. Pinnacle Foods has a one year low of $25.00 and a one year high of $35.67. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $31.17 and its 200-day moving average is $30.40. The company has a market cap of $3.800 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.09.
Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 13th. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.33. The company had revenue of $617.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $629.33 million. Analysts expect that Pinnacle Foods will post $1.74 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.21 per share. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.61%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 27th.
Pinnacle Foods Inc is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded food products in North America.
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