Riverhead Capital Management buys $41.7 Million stake in Hormel Foods Corp (HRL)

Hormel Foods Corp (HRL) : Riverhead Capital Management scooped up 130,528 additional shares in Hormel Foods Corp during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 13, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 1,044,676 shares of Hormel Foods Corp which is valued at $41.7 Million.Hormel Foods Corp makes up approximately 0.60% of Riverhead Capital Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Mariner Wealth Advisors boosted its stake in HRL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 880 additional shares and now holds a total of 15,970 shares of Hormel Foods Corp which is valued at $637,203. Hormel Foods Corp makes up approx 0.04% of Mariner Wealth Advisors’s portfolio.Keybank National Associationoh reduced its stake in HRL by selling 3,144 shares or 17.2% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 15,134 shares of HRL which is valued at $603,847.Wfg Advisors Lp reduced its stake in HRL by selling 2,996 shares or 40.91% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 4,328 shares of HRL which is valued at $172,687. Hormel Foods Corp makes up approx 0.05% of Wfg Advisors Lp’s portfolio. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh sold out all of its stake in HRL during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 420,006 shares of HRL which is valued $16.2 Million. Smith Asset Management Group Lp added HRL to its portfolio by purchasing 288,040 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $11.1 Million. Hormel Foods Corp makes up approx 0.33% of Smith Asset Management Group Lp’s portfolio.

Hormel Foods Corp closed down -0.19 points or -0.55% at $34.61 with 44,54,223 shares getting traded on Wednesday. Post opening the session at $34.79, the shares hit an intraday low of $34.28 and an intraday high of $34.88 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Hormel Foods Corp reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on May 18, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.39. The company had revenue of $2300.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2309.24 million. The company’s revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.67 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Hormel Foods Corp. Hormel Foods Corp was Resumed by Credit Agricole to “Underperform” on Apr 13, 2016. Hormel Foods Corp was Downgraded by BB&T Capital Mkts to ” Underweight” on Apr 5, 2016. Hormel Foods Corp was Downgraded by Credit Agricole to ” Underperform” on Feb 18, 2016.

Hormel Foods Corporation is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of food and meat products. The Company has five segments: Grocery Products which consists of the processing marketing and sale of shelf-stable food products sold primarily in the retail market; Refrigerated Foods which consists of the processing marketing and sale of branded and unbranded pork and beef products for retail foodservice and fresh product customers; Jennie-O Turkey Store which consists of the processing marketing and sale of branded and unbranded turkey products for retail foodservice and fresh product customers; Specialty Foods which consists of the packaging and sale of private label shelf stable products nutritional products sugar and condiments to industrial retail and foodservice customers and International & Other which includes the Hormel Foods International operating segment which manufactures markets and sells the Company products internationally.

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