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Best Consumer Staple Stocks to Buy Now (2023)
Top consumer staple stocks in 2023 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best consumer staple stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the consumer defensive sector.

Sector: Consumer Defensive
Ticker
Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
AFYA
AFYA LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$1.29B$13.74-6.21%$176.43M18.47x1.15
IBA
INDUSTRIAS BACHOCO SAB DE CV
NYSE
Farm Products
$2.55B$51.22-1.02%$438.62M10.30x0.37
PPC
PILGRIMS PRIDE CORP
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$5.65B$23.90-0.91%$1.75B6.14x2.32
BRID
BRIDGFORD FOODS CORP
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$119.63M$13.182.65%$69.20M2.66x0.40
BON
BON NATURAL LIFE LTD
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$10.52M$1.26-3.82%$6.53M2.10x0.33
DAR
DARLING INGREDIENTS INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$10.64B$66.40-0.11%$1.34B14.50x1.44
NWL
NEWELL BRANDS INC
NASDAQ
Household & Personal Products
$6.42B$15.52-3.72%$1.15B11.67x2.89
CALM
CAL-MAINE FOODS INC
NASDAQ
Farm Products
$2.68B$54.710.44%$694.87M5.62x0.34
COKE
COCA-COLA CONSOLIDATED INC
NASDAQ
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$4.88B$520.940.89%$621.21M14.76x2.53
MNST
MONSTER BEVERAGE CORP
NASDAQ
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$53.65B$102.821.00%$1.67B44.70x0.20
IMKTA
INGLES MARKETS INC
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$1.76B$92.70-0.46%$514.12M6.24x0.77
RLX
RLX TECHNOLOGY INC
NYSE
Tobacco
$2.82B$2.13-3.18%$351.90M9.42x0.09
LND
BRASILAGR
NYSE
Farm Products
$583.14M$5.70-0.07%$331.78M5.64x0.51
HSY
HERSHEY CO
NYSE
Confectioners
$49.33B$240.531.80%$2.39B33.41x2.51
DLTR
DOLLAR TREE INC
NASDAQ
Discount Stores
$33.39B$150.970.71%$2.96B20.97x1.77
MTEX
MANNATECH INC
NASDAQ
Household & Personal Products
$31.50M$16.950.59%$7.14M7.15x1.82
KR
KROGER CO
NYSE
Grocery Stores
$31.88B$44.540.27%$7.06B13.79x4.02
SMPL
SIMPLY GOOD FOODS CO
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$3.61B$36.300.69%$210.86M29.27x0.43
DOGZ
DOGNESS (INTERNATIONAL) CORP
NASDAQ
Household & Personal Products
$30.22M$1.02-2.39%$4.69M10.20x0.14
LFLY
LEAFLY HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Pharmaceutical Retailers
$25.70M$0.64-3.89%$8.57M2.79x-27.34
PRDO
PERDOCEO EDUCATION CORP
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$987.41M$14.70-5.89%$164.69M9.55x0.27
FMX
MEXICAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INC
NYSE
Beverages - Brewers
$17.98B$83.21-0.26%$4.38B117.20x1.53
ADM
ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND CO
NYSE
Farm Products
$45.35B$82.560.34%$6.37B11.37x1.43
ANDE
ANDERSONS INC
NASDAQ
Food Distribution
$1.29B$38.632.03%$381.83M8.60x2.51
PEP
PEPSICO INC
NASDAQ
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$236.72B$171.821.60%$17.07B24.48x3.97
WMT
WALMART INC
NYSE
Discount Stores
$379.39B$140.68-0.73%$25.53B43.15x2.32
CL
COLGATE PALMOLIVE CO
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$61.68B$73.85-0.59%$3.34B32.11x24.49
MO
ALTRIA GROUP INC
NYSE
Tobacco
$84.16B$46.960.11%$8.31B18.27x-9.02
PFGC
PERFORMANCE FOOD GROUP CO
NYSE
Food Distribution
$9.63B$61.881.24%$964.10M46.88x2.58
CASY
CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$8.33B$223.54-0.11%$904.05M20.10x1.30
SKIN
BEAUTY HEALTH CO
NASDAQ
Household & Personal Products
$1.78B$12.43-3.64%$69.48M17.76x3.28
AQB
AQUABOUNTY TECHNOLOGIES INC
NASDAQ
Farm Products
$76.80M$1.08-3.57%-$19.87M-3.48x0.13
OLLI
OLLIE's BARGAIN OUTLET HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Discount Stores
$3.49B$56.14-0.02%$148.30M37.43x0.53
KO
COCA COLA CO
NYSE
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$260.21B$60.170.57%$14.14B26.39x2.98
K
KELLOGG CO
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$23.55B$69.012.07%$2.58B15.76x3.33
GEHI
GRAVITAS EDUCATION HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$21.68M$15.44-3.66%N/A0.74x0.64
TSN
TYSON FOODS INC
NYSE
Farm Products
$21.72B$61.08-4.61%$4.72B8.81x0.86
KOF
COCA COLA FEMSA SAB DE CV
NYSE
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$15.94B$72.95-0.38%$1.92B19.61x1.19
INGR
INGREDION INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$6.66B$101.55-0.67%$918.00M15.18x1.38
TGT
TARGET CORP
NYSE
Discount Stores
$80.02B$173.84-1.65%$7.54B23.56x4.05
SYY
SYSCO CORP
NYSE
Food Distribution
$39.04B$76.910.25%$3.19B27.47x14.38
SENEA
SENECA FOODS CORP
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$466.09M$61.44-0.11%$105.51M10.89x1.47
CHD
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO INC
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$20.31B$83.290.47%$1.20B27.49x1.25
SPTN
SPARTANNASH CO
NASDAQ
Food Distribution
$1.12B$31.79-0.59%$187.26M20.12x2.00
GIS
GENERAL MILLS INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$45.51B$77.182.25%$4.46B15.98x2.07
PETS
PETMED EXPRESS INC
NASDAQ
Pharmaceutical Retailers
$432.05M$20.50-7.11%$23.38M26.28x0.23
NAII
NATURAL ALTERNATIVES INTERNATIONAL INC
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$54.07M$8.92-0.56%$14.95M6.28x0.67
KMB
KIMBERLY CLARK CORP
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$44.01B$130.39-0.66%$3.27B24.65x39.48
DEO
DIAGEO PLC
NYSE
Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries
$108.96B$174.49-0.34%$6.18B25.82x3.46
EL
ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES INC
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$93.30B$261.17-3.11%$2.80B62.48x2.51
CCU
UNITED BREWERIES CO INC
NYSE
Beverages - Brewers
$2.76B$14.92-4.36%$370.38M11.86x1.09
BRFS
BRF SA
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$1.16B$1.43-6.54%$1.15B11.53x5.56
COST
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP
NASDAQ
Discount Stores
$228.78B$515.590.15%$10.35B38.88x2.08
LW
LAMB WESTON HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$14.26B$99.141.04%$938.10M30.23x6.98
BTI
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC
NYSE
Tobacco
$92.30B$37.57-0.95%$11.10B13.21x1.08
MGPI
MGP INGREDIENTS INC
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$2.12B$96.46-0.68%$183.79M17.96x0.56
UNFI
UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC
NYSE
Food Distribution
$2.56B$42.73-1.32%$740.00M10.52x3.47
VSTA
VASTA PLATFORM LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$333.58M$4.00-3.61%$78.01M0.09x0.61
SJM
J M SMUCKER CO
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$16.17B$151.631.11%$1.37B28.40x0.97
STRA
STRATEGIC EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$2.29B$93.82-4.07%$135.88M44.68x0.39
CHEF
CHEFS' WAREHOUSE INC
NASDAQ
Food Distribution
$1.48B$38.640.65%$110.91M40.67x2.25
TAP
MOLSON COORS BEVERAGE CO
NYSE
Beverages - Brewers
$10.86B$53.58-0.07%$1.57B23.40x1.01
BJ
BJ's WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Discount Stores
$9.80B$72.890.57%$894.99M19.92x5.87
NUS
NU SKIN ENTERPRISES INC
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$2.15B$43.41-1.85%$196.70M57.12x1.09
LOPE
GRAND CANYON EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$3.60B$115.65-1.93%$289.32M21.03x0.33
TANH
TANTECH HOLDINGS LTD
NASDAQ
Household & Personal Products
$3.70M$3.03-6.48%$4.75M-1.31x0.15
RGF
REAL GOOD FOOD COMPANY INC
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$135.20M$5.25-2.42%$11.74M0.01x3.30
NOMD
NOMAD FOODS LTD
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$3.12B$17.53-0.90%$495.15M11.50x1.49
CPB
CAMPBELL SOUP CO
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$15.60B$52.082.36%$1.57B19.80x2.51
CCEP
COCA-COLA EUROPACIFIC PARTNERS PLC
NASDAQ
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$25.16B$55.07-1.43%$2.80B17.58x2.97
WILC
G WILLI FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD
NASDAQ
Food Distribution
$213.69M$15.410.00%$19.25M24.04x0.07
JJSF
J&J SNACK FOODS CORP
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$2.74B$142.320.77%$113.47M63.54x0.43
GO
GROCERY OUTLET HOLDING CORP
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$2.98B$30.60-2.33%$162.96M52.76x1.54
FLO
FLOWERS FOODS INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$5.88B$27.831.09%$456.79M27.28x1.33
DG
DOLLAR GENERAL CORP
NYSE
Discount Stores
$51.05B$228.340.11%$3.89B22.08x3.76
VLGEA
VILLAGE SUPER MARKET INC
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$335.67M$23.13-0.30%$83.52M9.84x1.48
POST
POST HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$5.63B$95.520.18%$1.66B6.65x2.22
FREE
WHOLE EARTH BRANDS INC
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$159.54M$3.80-2.31%$57.46M126.67x1.86
TR
TOOTSIE ROLL INDUSTRIES INC
NYSE
Confectioners
$3.26B$47.260.72%$111.02M45.88x0.31
LANC
LANCASTER COLONY CORP
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$5.14B$186.440.09%$173.32M50.25x0.29
SFM
SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET INC
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$3.43B$32.41-0.80%$590.59M13.97x1.90
JBSS
SANFILIPPO JOHN B & SON INC
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$1.08B$93.130.28%$104.64M17.41x0.55
BG
BUNGE LTD
NYSE
Farm Products
$14.92B$99.581.53%$2.60B9.67x1.77
PG
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$333.58B$141.40-0.85%$20.73B24.13x1.63
NATR
NATURES SUNSHINE PRODUCTS INC
NASDAQ
Household & Personal Products
$179.21M$9.35-3.81%$31.27M16.70x0.58
VGR
VECTOR GROUP LTD
NYSE
Tobacco
$1.99B$12.87-1.61%$334.07M13.13x-2.27
GNLN
GREENLANE HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Pharmaceutical Retailers
$6.92M$0.43-19.93%-$98.50M-0.03x0.63
UVV
UNIVERSAL CORP
NYSE
Tobacco
$1.34B$54.47-1.25%$222.11M15.09x1.10
WMK
WEIS MARKETS INC
NYSE
Grocery Stores
$2.34B$87.17-0.97%$258.66M19.68x0.52
WAFU
WAH FU EDUCATION GROUP LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$11.41M$2.570.74%$1.30M15.12x0.53
DIT
AMCON DISTRIBUTING CO
NYSEMKT
Food Distribution
$104.49M$171.002.40%$30.39M5.99x2.49
IPAR
INTER PARFUMS INC
NASDAQ
Household & Personal Products
$3.72B$116.58-1.60%$153.62M35.98x0.66
CRESY
CRESUD INC
NASDAQ
Farm Products
$380.12M$6.42-1.98%$351.61M1.59x3.92
HIMS
HIMS & HERS HEALTH INC
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$1.63B$7.84-0.63%-$76.17M-18.23x0.23
PSMT
PRICESMART INC
NASDAQ
Discount Stores
$2.31B$74.24-0.67%$240.00M21.52x0.84
HELE
HELEN OF TROY LTD
NASDAQ
Household & Personal Products
$2.85B$118.91-0.72%$262.03M19.37x1.15
ACU
ACME UNITED CORP
NYSEMKT
Household & Personal Products
$88.72M$25.104.45%$13.44M14.85x1.21
STZ
CONSTELLATION BRANDS INC
NYSE
Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries
$42.81B$231.990.51%$1.40B504.33x1.88
USFD
US FOODS HOLDING CORP
NYSE
Food Distribution
$8.49B$37.760.13%$923.00M41.49x2.24
SPB
SPECTRUM BRANDS HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$2.69B$65.92-2.05%$257.00M37.67x3.57

Consumer Staple Industries

IndustryStocks1d %1w %1m %1y %Zen ScoreP/E ratioP/B RatioROEROAROCEUpside/DownsideConsensus
7-1.50%+2.78%+13.28%-3.52%39.23x1.52x+8.43%+3.81%+9.47%-3.34%Buy
17+1.25%+3.43%+1.25%+2.06%25.47x7.19x+38.29%+9.49%+17.18%+12.20%Buy
9+0.13%+2.18%+3.22%-8.56%137.04x8.42x+31.51%+7.99%+13.78%+16.57%Buy
4+1.32%+6.31%+3.97%+14.50%33.80x4.64x+25.31%+7.83%+14.27%-2.87%Buy
9-0.13%+1.62%+3.30%+1.06%37.22x6.40x+21.20%+6.05%+15.15%+11.77%Buy
46-1.75%+3.48%+7.67%+13.46%2.42x1.74x-8.62%-2.12%-7.54%+3.93%Buy
27-0.09%+0.18%+1.15%-66.60%7.12x1.49x+15.25%+6.59%+13.91%+28.14%Strong Buy
11+1.00%+1.55%+0.96%+9.57%31.27x4.74x+68.54%+4.68%+12.69%+20.09%Strong Buy
12-0.39%-0.17%-0.00%-3.00%8.03x3.37x+17.07%+4.94%+8.85%+19.95%Buy
32-1.35%+2.23%+1.91%-16.69%27.66x6.38x+74.74%+8.89%+17.83%+7.68%Buy
62+0.43%+1.21%-1.35%-6.15%22.20x2.41x+18.96%+5.48%+10.66%+12.53%Buy
10-4.08%-1.00%+3.07%-48.11%-9.84x1.58x-12.93%-3.52%-8.09%+46.41%Hold
9-0.80%+0.83%-0.55%-6.07%16.70x4.47x-86.33%+14.12%+37.22%+22.25%Buy

Consumer Staple Stocks FAQ

What are the best consumer staple stocks to buy right now in Feb 2023?

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

1. Afya (NASDAQ:AFYA)


Afya (NASDAQ:AFYA) is the top consumer staple stock with a Zen Score of 70, which is 38 points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 32. It passed 24 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Afya has seen its stock lose -3.03% over the past year, overperforming other consumer staple stocks by 8 percentage points.

Afya has an average 1 year price target of $19.50, an upside of 41.92% from Afya's current stock price of $13.74.

Afya stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 2 analysts covering Afya, 50% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 50% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a Hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Industrias Bachoco Sab De Cv (NYSE:IBA)


Industrias Bachoco Sab De Cv (NYSE:IBA) is the second best consumer staple stock with a Zen Score of 67, which is 35 points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 32. It passed 25 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Industrias Bachoco Sab De Cv has seen its stock return 23.07% over the past year, overperforming other consumer staple stocks by 34 percentage points.

Industrias Bachoco Sab De Cv has an average 1 year price target of $57.00, an upside of 11.28% from Industrias Bachoco Sab De Cv's current stock price of $51.22.

Industrias Bachoco Sab De Cv stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering Industrias Bachoco Sab De Cv, 100% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a Hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Pilgrims Pride (NASDAQ:PPC)


Pilgrims Pride (NASDAQ:PPC) is the third best consumer staple stock with a Zen Score of 66, which is 34 points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 32. It passed 21 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Pilgrims Pride has seen its stock lose -16.49% over the past year, underperforming other consumer staple stocks by -5 percentage points.

Pilgrims Pride has an average 1 year price target of $30.50, an upside of 27.62% from Pilgrims Pride's current stock price of $23.90.

Pilgrims Pride stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 4 analysts covering Pilgrims Pride, 50% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 25% have issued a Buy, 25% have issued a Hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the consumer staple stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 92 consumer staple stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 consumer staple stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Brasilagr (NYSE:LND)


Brasilagr (NYSE:LND) has an annual dividend yield of 18.36%, which is 15 percentage points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 2.98%. Brasilagr's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% five times in the last 10 years. Brasilagr's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Brasilagr's dividend payout ratio of 103.6% indicates that its high 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 11.54%, which is 9 percentage points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 2.98%. 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 -333.3% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

3. British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI)


British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI) has an annual dividend yield of 7.88%, which is 5 percentage points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 2.98%. British American Tobacco's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% six times in the last 10 years. British American Tobacco's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

British American Tobacco's dividend payout ratio of 104.6% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

Why are consumer staple stocks down?

Consumer staple stocks were down -0.27% in the last day, and up 2.07% over the last week. Tyson Foods was the among the top losers in the consumer defensive sector, dropping -4.61% yesterday.

Tyson Foods shares are trading lower after the company reported worse-than-expected Q1 financial results.

What are the most undervalued consumer staple stocks?

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

1. Cresud (NASDAQ:CRESY)


Cresud (NASDAQ:CRESY) is the most undervalued consumer staple stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Cresud has a valuation score of 100, which is 70 points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 30. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Cresud's stock has gained 20.9% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the consumer staple sector by 32 percentage points.

2. Mannatech (NASDAQ:MTEX)


Mannatech (NASDAQ:MTEX) is the second most undervalued consumer staple stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Mannatech has a valuation score of 100, which is 70 points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 30. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Mannatech's stock has dropped -52.53% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the consumer staple sector by -41 percentage points.

3. Coca Cola Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE)


Coca Cola Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE) is the third most undervalued consumer staple stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Coca Cola Consolidated has a valuation score of 86, which is 56 points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 30. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Coca Cola Consolidated's stock has dropped -7.32% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the consumer staple sector by 4 percentage points.

Are consumer staple stocks a good buy now?

43.08% of consumer staple stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect consumer staple stocks to rise by 11.43% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the consumer defensive sector?

The average P/E ratio of the consumer defensive sector is 32.68x.
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