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Best Food Stocks to Buy Now (2023)
Top food stocks in 2023 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best food stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the packaged foods industry.

Industry: Packaged Foods
Ticker
Company
Forecast Score
Market Cap
Price
Price Target
Upside/Downside
Consensus
Analysts
Fore. Revenue Growth
Fore. Earnings Growth
Forecast ROE
Forecast ROA
BON
BON NATURAL LIFE LTD
$10.16M$1.21N/AN/AN/AN/A64.84%-1.33%29.25%23.21%
BRID
BRIDGFORD FOODS CORP
$127.50M$14.05N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
DAR
DARLING INGREDIENTS INC
$8.81B$55.06$96.2274.76%Strong Buy9-5.61%24.95%24.56%10.17%
PPC
PILGRIMS PRIDE CORP
$5.05B$21.34$26.6724.96%Buy3N/AN/A26.80%8.23%
SMPL
SIMPLY GOOD FOODS CO
$3.69B$37.04$42.1813.88%Strong Buy114.75%20.06%13.60%9.51%
NAII
NATURAL ALTERNATIVES INTERNATIONAL INC
$55.20M$9.14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
GIS
GENERAL MILLS INC
$48.25B$82.15$81.44-0.87%Hold16-0.65%-4.51%25.94%8.51%
FAMI
FARMMI INC
$10.30M$0.43N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
INGR
INGREDION INC
$6.46B$98.02$107.259.42%Buy4N/AN/A16.10%6.70%
SENEA
SENECA FOODS CORP
$389.09M$51.22N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
NOMD
NOMAD FOODS LTD
$3.11B$17.88$24.2935.83%Strong Buy7-2.39%30.69%11.75%4.84%
MGPI
MGP INGREDIENTS INC
$2.06B$93.70$121.0029.14%Strong Buy46.41%7.23%18.44%11.89%
HAIN
HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP INC
$1.44B$16.07$25.4458.33%Hold93.94%160.78%11.86%5.39%
BRFS
BRF SA
$885.60M$1.09$1.5037.61%Hold2487.68%569.35%91.69%13.88%
SJM
J M SMUCKER CO
$16.11B$151.09$149.90-0.79%Hold101.09%18.68%12.61%6.56%
K
KELLOGG CO
$22.08B$64.60$72.4412.14%Hold9-1.47%53.74%38.77%8.26%
JBSS
SANFILIPPO JOHN B & SON INC
$1.11B$96.33N/AN/AStrong Buy1N/AN/AN/AN/A
FLO
FLOWERS FOODS INC
$5.68B$26.88$26.00-3.27%Hold12.86%23.15%20.64%8.99%
RGF
REAL GOOD FOOD COMPANY INC
$130.05M$5.05$14.33183.82%Strong Buy438.50%-97.18%58.29%17.31%
JJSF
J&J SNACK FOODS CORP
$2.78B$144.50$175.0021.11%Strong Buy17.61%114.29%12.97%9.09%
LW
LAMB WESTON HOLDINGS INC
$14.21B$98.78$89.40-9.50%Strong Buy55.95%5.57%109.97%13.79%
CPB
CAMPBELL SOUP CO
$16.02B$53.50$52.13-2.57%Hold8-4.36%8.12%25.80%7.76%
HRL
HORMEL FOODS CORP
$20.74B$37.95$46.6722.97%Hold63.60%15.00%15.79%9.05%
POST
POST HOLDINGS INC
$5.14B$87.27$95.149.02%Buy7-2.32%-81.62%8.59%2.59%
TWNK
HOSTESS BRANDS INC
$3.19B$23.93$26.3310.04%Buy62.21%-10.00%8.91%4.59%
CENT
CENTRAL GARDEN & PET CO
$2.10B$38.95$50.0028.37%Buy12.69%18.97%13.51%5.54%
LANC
LANCASTER COLONY CORP
$5.64B$204.50$140.00-31.54%Hold2-2.55%2.16%21.94%16.97%
BRBR
BELLRING BRANDS INC
$4.26B$31.92$36.2513.57%Strong Buy83.01%22.43%N/AN/A
KHC
KRAFT HEINZ CO
$45.84B$37.42$42.8014.38%Buy11-1.64%44.04%7.37%3.97%
NUZE
NUZEE INC
$8.22M$11.90N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
THRN
THORNE HEALTHTECH INC
$248.35M$4.70$6.5038.30%Strong Buy3N/AN/A25.99%17.69%
FRPT
FRESHPET INC
$2.87B$59.73$76.0027.24%Buy1427.58%N/A6.99%6.40%
MMMB
MAMAMANCINI's HOLDINGS INC
$65.74M$1.81$3.2579.56%Buy127.79%N/A59.13%18.62%
PETZ
TDH HOLDINGS INC
$7.27M$1.15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
MKC
MCCORMICK & CO INC
$19.09B$71.20$79.0010.96%Hold76.27%30.31%20.28%7.23%
CVGW
CALAVO GROWERS INC
$441.08M$24.86$36.5046.82%Buy213.89%N/A22.10%12.08%
FREE
WHOLE EARTH BRANDS INC
$109.02M$2.59$6.00131.66%Strong Buy13.73%N/A16.10%5.21%
TTCF
TATTOOED CHEF INC
$124.65M$1.49$6.50336.24%Hold347.37%N/A-2.37%-1.37%
BRCC
BRC INC
$1.04B$4.93$13.42172.15%Hold872.28%N/A-8.20%-0.94%
CAG
CONAGRA BRANDS INC
$17.43B$36.57$40.2710.13%Buy110.41%32.15%13.53%5.23%
HLF
HERBALIFE NUTRITION LTD
$1.55B$15.81$27.2572.36%Buy65.81%19.82%N/AN/A
RIBT
RICEBRAN TECHNOLOGIES
$5.05M$0.79N/AN/AHold1N/AN/AN/AN/A
BSFC
BLUE STAR FOODS CORP
$3.98M$0.16$2.751,662.82%Strong Buy276.02%N/AN/AN/A
FARM
FARMER BROTHERS CO
$78.02M$3.91$12.50219.69%Strong Buy1N/AN/A-18.53%-4.53%
BYND
BEYOND MEAT INC
$980.01M$15.29$14.82-3.09%Sell1231.97%N/AN/A-19.07%
DTEA
DAVIDSTEA INC
$20.46M$0.77N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
PLAG
PLANET GREEN HOLDINGS CORP
$36.04M$0.50N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
THS
TREEHOUSE FOODS INC
$2.67B$47.51$60.0026.29%Strong Buy246.83%N/A10.14%4.02%
BTOG
BIT ORIGIN LTD
$27.56M$0.30N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
LSF
LAIRD SUPERFOOD INC
$7.38M$0.80$4.67483.25%Hold1N/AN/A-107.71%-80.72%
BTTR
BETTER CHOICE CO INC
$10.29M$0.35$7.001,900.00%Strong Buy3N/AN/A-15.55%-10.91%
STKH
STEAKHOLDER FOODS LTD
$10.09M$0.70$12.501,698.56%Strong Buy1N/AN/AN/AN/A
LWAY
LIFEWAY FOODS INC
$97.15M$6.27N/AN/AHold1N/AN/AN/AN/A
SNAX
STRYVE FOODS INC
$19.42M$0.61$3.50478.51%Buy2N/AN/AN/AN/A
BGS
B&G FOODS INC
$1.08B$15.10$15.703.97%Sell50.31%N/A16.51%3.73%
CLXT
CALYXT INC
$18.22M$0.37N/AN/AHold1556.94%N/AN/AN/A
JVA
COFFEE HOLDING CO INC
$10.56M$1.85N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
CYAN
CYANOTECH CORP
$5.52M$0.88N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
STKL
SUNOPTA INC
$795.58M$7.37$12.0062.82%Buy1N/AN/A6.43%2.40%
UTZ
UTZ BRANDS INC
$2.30B$16.39$18.3812.11%Hold4-0.19%N/A12.58%3.11%
SOVO
SOVOS BRANDS INC
$1.60B$15.99$17.006.32%Buy32.26%N/A17.47%7.18%
SMFL
SMART FOR LIFE INC
$4.77M$0.15$8.005,269.13%Strong Buy1N/AN/AN/AN/A

Food Stocks FAQ

What are the best food stocks to buy right now in Mar 2023?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best food stocks to buy right now are:

1. Bon Natural Life (NASDAQ:BON)


Bon Natural Life (NASDAQ:BON) is the top food stock with a Zen Score of 62, which is 28 points higher than the food industry average of 34. It passed 21 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Bon Natural Life has seen its stock lose -65.03% over the past year, underperforming other food stocks by -60 percentage points.

2. Bridgford Foods (NASDAQ:BRID)


Bridgford Foods (NASDAQ:BRID) is the second best food stock with a Zen Score of 60, which is 26 points higher than the food industry average of 34. It passed 19 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Bridgford Foods has seen its stock return 27.7% over the past year, overperforming other food stocks by 33 percentage points.

3. Darling Ingredients (NYSE:DAR)


Darling Ingredients (NYSE:DAR) is the third best food stock with a Zen Score of 59, which is 25 points higher than the food industry average of 34. It passed 20 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Darling Ingredients has seen its stock lose -29.41% over the past year, underperforming other food stocks by -24 percentage points.

Darling Ingredients has an average 1 year price target of $96.22, an upside of 74.76% from Darling Ingredients's current stock price of $55.06.

Darling Ingredients stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 9 analysts covering Darling Ingredients, 55.56% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 22.22% have issued a Buy, 22.22% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the food stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 19 food stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 food stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Coffee Holding Co (NASDAQ:JVA)


Coffee Holding Co (NASDAQ:JVA) has an annual dividend yield of N/A, which is N/A percentage points lower than the food industry average of 2.95%. Coffee Holding Co's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Coffee Holding Co's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Coffee Holding Co's dividend payout ratio of 100% indicates that its dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS)


B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS) has an annual dividend yield of 10.7%, which is 8 percentage points higher than the food industry average of 2.95%. B&G Foods's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. B&G Foods's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

B&G Foods's dividend payout ratio of -1,009.4% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

3. Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC)


Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) has an annual dividend yield of 4.28%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the food industry average of 2.95%. Kraft Heinz Co's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Kraft Heinz Co's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Kraft Heinz Co's dividend payout ratio of 82.9% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are food stocks down?

Food stocks were down 0% in the last day, and down -0.12% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why food stocks are down.

What are the most undervalued food stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued food stocks right now are:

1. Bridgford Foods (NASDAQ:BRID)


Bridgford Foods (NASDAQ:BRID) is the most undervalued food stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Bridgford Foods has a valuation score of 86, which is 55 points higher than the food industry average of 31. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Bridgford Foods's stock has gained 27.7% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the food industry by 33 percentage points.

2. Natural Alternatives International (NASDAQ:NAII)


Natural Alternatives International (NASDAQ:NAII) is the second most undervalued food stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Natural Alternatives International has a valuation score of 86, which is 55 points higher than the food industry average of 31. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Natural Alternatives International's stock has dropped -17.66% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the food industry by -13 percentage points.

3. Seneca Foods (NASDAQ:SENEA)


Seneca Foods (NASDAQ:SENEA) is the third most undervalued food stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Seneca Foods has a valuation score of 86, which is 55 points higher than the food industry average of 31. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Seneca Foods's stock has gained 0.63% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the food industry by 6 percentage points.

Are food stocks a good buy now?

34% of food stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect food stocks to rise by 14.03% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the packaged foods industry?

The average P/E ratio of the packaged foods industry is 19.19x.
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