William A. Ackman, owner of Pershing Square Capital Management LP, sold his Kraft Foods Inc. (NASDAQ:KFT) stake and purchased almost 21.9 million shares of Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG)
Ackman also sold all of his shares in Family Dollar Stores Inc., as per reported by a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Tuesday that shows holdings on or after June 30.
Formerly Ackman’s Pershing Square possessed almost $589.4 million of Northfield, Illinois-located Kraft and $165.5 million of Matthews, North Carolina-located Family Dollar, as per data covered by Bloomberg. Pershing gave almost $1.34 billion for its stake in P&G.
Its competitors include Hillshire Brands Co (NYSE:HSH) having profit margin of 1.03% with overall market cap of 3.02 billion.
Other consumer goods stocks include Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) having profit margin 13.28%, The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) with 18.49% profit margin, The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) having 11.13% profit margin, Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) having profit margin of 8.94%, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR) with 9.58% profit margin and Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ:MNST) with 17.23% profit margin.
Kraft Foods Inc (NASDAQ:KFT) dropped -0.51% or -$0.21 to trading at $40.69 following it hit intra day high level of $40.94. The total traded volume in the current trading session is 1.73 million shares as compared to average 11.34 million shares. Its fifty two week trading range is $31.88 – $41.50. The total market capitalization reached $72.21 billion.
The stock price was ahead its 52 week low price with 31.29% and it lagged behind -1.45% from its 52 week maximum mark. Stock price volatility for last month remained 1.49%. In its share capital, the company has 1.77 billion outstanding shares out of which 1.77 billion shares have been floated in the market. For now, stock ownership with company’s management remained 0.14%.
KFT presented an optimistic weekly performance of 0.07% with respect to its rate of return and it remained 3.34% for the month. However, the performance for a quarter experienced a positive change of 6.18% and it surged 21.69% for a year and its year to date performance remained in green with 11.17%.
Current stock price is in the upbeat territory taking into account of 20 days moving average with +2.30% and continued bullish run for 50 days moving average with +4.68%. Its earning per share for the past twelve months was $2.02. Company’s beta coefficient was at 0.53. Beta measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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