McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC) Analysts See $1.52 EPS

This is a positive change from McCormick & Company, Incorporated's previous quarterly dividend of $0.47. The stock increased 1.01% or $1.02 during the last trading session, reaching $102.17. About 617,808 shares traded. Credit Suisse maintained McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) rating on Monday, September 18. It has underperformed by 11.58% the S&P500. Murphy Cap Mngmt Inc reported 7,950 shares stake. Hodges Capital Management Inc sold 15,000 shares as Conns Inc (CONN)'s stock rose 54.15%. Chilton Capital Management Llc sold 363,316 shares as the company's stock declined 7.64% while stock markets rallied. Mc Cormick Co Inc now has $13.35 billion valuation. Penobscot Investment Management Company Inc. now owns 18,396 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,838,000 after buying an additional 280 shares during the last quarter. About 275,317 shares traded. It has outperformed by 29.19% the S&P500.

Since September 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $1.36 million activity. The stock of McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) earned "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, June 24. Also, VP Michael R. Smith sold 5,500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Friday, September 29th. Another trade for 3,000 shares valued at $296,050 was sold by HRABOWSKI FREEMAN A III. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $103.00 price objective (up previously from $95.00) on shares of McCormick & Company, Incorporated in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Yhb Invest Advsrs Inc holds 35,609 shares. On Friday, June 24 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Hold". Citigroup maintained the shares of MKC in report on Friday, October 2 with "Sell" rating. Citigroup upped their price objective on McCormick & Company, Incorporated from $100.00 to $108.00 and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, December 16. The stock of Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) earned "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, August 24. The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $101.44. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, August 22 with "Buy".

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is engaged in manufacturing, marketing and distributing spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the food industry, including retailers, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Williams Jones & Associates Llc who had been investing in Mccormick & Co Inc Com Non Vtg for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.35B market cap company. The firm operates through two divisions, Consumer and Industrial. It has a 26.67 P/E ratio. The Consumer segment offers spices, herbs, and seasonings, as well as desserts. Its up 0.77, from 0.86 in 2017Q2.

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its holdings in shares of McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) by 23.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has 87,601 shares. Bryn Mawr Trust Communication has invested 0.44% of its portfolio in McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC). Birch Hill Inv Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company has 61,959 shares for 0.55% of their portfolio.

Analysts expect McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) to report $1.52 EPS on January, 24.They anticipate $0.25 EPS change or 19.69 % from last quarter's $1.27 EPS. Raymond James Na holds 0.77% or 445,482 shares in its portfolio. Acadian Asset Limited owns 152,762 shares or 0.07% of their U.S. portfolio.

In other McCormick & Company, Incorporated news, VP Michael R. Smith sold 5,500 shares of McCormick & Company, Incorporated stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 29th. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC now owns 1,717 shares of the company's stock worth $167,000 after purchasing an additional 1,616 shares during the last quarter. This is a positive change from McCormick & Company, Incorporated's previous quarterly dividend of $0.47. Next Group has 2 shares. 1,900 were reported by Covington. California-based Eqis Cap Mngmt Incorporated has invested 0.14% in McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC). Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. JP Morgan upgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Wednesday, April 5 report. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with "Buy" on Wednesday, July 12. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, September 5 with "Hold".

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in Q3 2017. The company has a quick ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.86. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.52 per share. Brown Advisory Secs Limited Liability Corp, a Maryland-based fund reported 29,963 shares. IFP Advisors Inc raised its holdings in shares of McCormick & Company, Incorporated by 28.4% in the 2nd quarter. (NASDAQ:CONN). Engineers Gate Manager LP reported 0.08% of its portfolio in Conn's, Inc. Boston Family Office reported 71,910 shares. 71,535 are owned by Hedeker Wealth Limited Liability Corporation. The Connecticut-based Eagle Ridge Invest Mngmt has invested 0.12% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 19,248 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,974,844.80. Sei Invs holds 8,667 shares. Jacobs Com Ca reported 47,395 shares.

Analysts await The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) to report earnings on February, 2. (NYSE:RCI) to report earnings on January, 25 before the open. During the same period a year ago, the business earned $1.03 earnings per share. PRAA's profit will be $16.71M for 22.60 P/E if the $0.37 EPS becomes a reality.

Since October 16, 2017, it had 3 buys, and 0 selling transactions for $1.21 million activity. KS bought a new stake in shares of McCormick & Company, Incorporated in the 3rd quarter worth about $200,000. Shares for $32,198 were bought by Schofman David.

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