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Best Consumer Staple Stocks to Buy Now (2024)
Top consumer staple stocks in 2024 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
LWAY
LIFEWAY FOODS INC
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$180.31M$12.26-5.91%$22.33M13.78x0.30
COCO
VITA COCO COMPANY INC
NASDAQ
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$1.47B$25.93-2.11%$69.35M27.01x0.38
ACU
ACME UNITED CORP
NYSEMKT
Household & Personal Products
$135.67M$37.053.29%$31.40M7.19x0.61
ELF
ELF BEAUTY INC
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$9.56B$170.940.14%$183.93M73.36x0.76
LOPE
GRAND CANYON EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$4.44B$149.40-1.87%$304.37M20.81x0.36
MNST
MONSTER BEVERAGE CORP
NASDAQ
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$53.14B$51.010.57%$2.23B31.88x0.18
CELH
CELSIUS HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$11.88B$50.980.45%$370.40M54.64x1.43
SMPL
SIMPLY GOOD FOODS CO
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$3.73B$37.210.54%$245.74M25.49x0.29
PFGC
PERFORMANCE FOOD GROUP CO
NYSE
Food Distribution
$10.22B$65.70-1.05%$1.35B24.07x2.26
VITL
VITAL FARMS INC
NASDAQ
Farm Products
$1.71B$40.44-1.89%$61.69M44.93x0.41
PPC
PILGRIMS PRIDE CORP
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$9.43B$39.802.08%$1.22B19.13x1.80
FTLF
FITLIFE BRANDS INC
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$145.07M$31.55-0.16%$10.85M19.60x0.89
LW
LAMB WESTON HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$11.42B$79.070.09%$1.76B10.49x3.12
MAMA
MAMA's CREATIONS INC
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$302.58M$8.121.50%$10.80M54.13x1.32
ANDE
ANDERSONS INC
NASDAQ
Food Distribution
$1.76B$51.71-1.01%$326.34M14.36x1.40
AFYA
AFYA LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$1.66B$17.74-3.80%$236.49M17.38x1.01
PRMW
PRIMO WATER CORP
NYSE
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$3.26B$20.40-1.35%$532.30M12.67x1.42
VLGEA
VILLAGE SUPER MARKET INC
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$411.42M$27.831.24%$116.81M7.06x1.26
SPTN
SPARTANNASH CO
NASDAQ
Food Distribution
$681.90M$20.120.35%$215.86M12.65x1.98
COKE
COCA-COLA CONSOLIDATED INC
NASDAQ
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$10.21B$1,089.152.01%$771.31M22.39x1.68
STRA
STRATEGIC EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$2.89B$117.59-1.23%$198.56M27.09x0.31
SYY
SYSCO CORP
NYSE
Food Distribution
$37.03B$74.36-0.92%$4.27B18.05x10.76
IPAR
INTER PARFUMS INC
NASDAQ
Household & Personal Products
$3.97B$123.85-1.71%$232.07M28.41x0.62
HSY
HERSHEY CO
NYSE
Confectioners
$39.10B$193.34-0.34%$2.98B18.63x2.02
JDZG
JIADE LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
N/A$0.82-1.92%$1.56M13.88x0.42
CHGG
CHEGG INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$334.25M$3.27-7.63%$184.76M25.15x0.80
FIZZ
NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP
NASDAQ
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$4.81B$51.35-0.41%$264.05M27.17x0.38
LRN
STRIDE INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$3.07B$71.09-0.18%$382.10M16.42x0.72
INGR
INGREDION INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$7.86B$119.770.43%$1.17B11.82x0.94
CCEP
COCA-COLA EUROPACIFIC PARTNERS PLC
NASDAQ
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$33.84B$73.69-0.19%$3.31B18.62x2.67
CL
COLGATE PALMOLIVE CO
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$80.82B$98.51-0.89%$4.46B31.08x69.37
KO
COCA COLA CO
NYSE
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$280.84B$65.19-0.03%$15.42B26.08x2.70
SPB
SPECTRUM BRANDS HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$2.46B$84.42-0.17%$2.19B1.66x1.11
HIMS
HIMS & HERS HEALTH INC
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$4.38B$20.37-7.37%$12.96M-2,037.00x0.30
PEP
PEPSICO INC
NASDAQ
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$234.02B$170.370.28%$16.30B24.58x4.11
MO
ALTRIA GROUP INC
NYSE
Tobacco
$84.73B$49.33-0.12%$12.49B10.30x-8.12
MGPI
MGP INGREDIENTS INC
NASDAQ
Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries
$1.76B$80.00-1.84%$158.16M18.43x0.61
PSMT
PRICESMART INC
NASDAQ
Discount Stores
$2.76B$89.97-0.66%$283.33M21.84x0.85
BG
BUNGE GLOBAL SA
NYSE
Farm Products
$15.89B$112.220.10%$3.48B8.96x1.36
WMT
WALMART INC
NYSE
Discount Stores
$569.64B$70.82-0.30%$40.33B30.23x2.04
NAPA
DUCKHORN PORTFOLIO INC
NYSE
Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries
$1.11B$7.58-1.04%$138.72M14.04x0.43
SFM
SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET INC
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$8.31B$82.71-0.18%$663.21M28.33x1.87
DTCK
DAVIS COMMODITIES LTD
NASDAQ
Farm Products
$28.96M$1.19-0.83%$1.41M29.75x1.91
STZ
CONSTELLATION BRANDS INC
NYSE
Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries
$45.24B$248.260.01%$3.81B18.43x1.51
IMKTA
INGLES MARKETS INC
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$1.44B$76.00-1.05%$377.85M8.01x0.63
EDU
NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$11.88B$71.78-0.42%N/A37.78x0.79
NATR
NATURES SUNSHINE PRODUCTS INC
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$292.56M$15.62-2.56%$38.98M18.16x0.55
BON
BON NATURAL LIFE LTD
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$2.56M$2.18-1.36%$7.02M0.44x0.30
USFD
US FOODS HOLDING CORP
NYSE
Food Distribution
$13.03B$52.99-0.80%$1.38B25.60x1.78
FMX
MEXICAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INC
NYSE
Beverages - Brewers
$41.48B$115.94-1.41%$7.67B58.79x1.41
KHC
KRAFT HEINZ CO
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$41.01B$33.77-0.38%$5.50B14.68x0.82
HELE
HELEN OF TROY LTD
NASDAQ
Household & Personal Products
$1.36B$59.45-3.97%$317.54M9.30x0.82
MDLZ
MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC
NASDAQ
Confectioners
$89.76B$66.92-0.30%$7.32B21.18x1.72
OLLI
OLLIE's BARGAIN OUTLET HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Discount Stores
$6.20B$101.03-0.41%$262.74M34.36x0.52
TGT
TARGET CORP
NYSE
Discount Stores
$70.36B$152.09-2.46%$8.63B17.01x2.98
LANC
LANCASTER COLONY CORP
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$5.18B$188.17-1.49%$230.59M38.96x0.28
ADM
ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND CO
NYSE
Farm Products
$32.03B$64.79-1.42%$5.56B11.33x1.36
PG
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$397.54B$168.44-0.59%$22.82B26.78x1.38
BRBR
BELLRING BRANDS INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$6.76B$51.790.47%$363.10M35.72x-4.09
PRDO
PERDOCEO EDUCATION CORP
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$1.54B$23.520.77%$213.31M10.18x0.22
UVV
UNIVERSAL CORP
NYSE
Tobacco
$1.25B$50.99-0.82%$275.31M10.60x1.02
DG
DOLLAR GENERAL CORP
NYSE
Discount Stores
$26.73B$121.57-2.24%$3.13B17.67x3.43
JJSF
J&J SNACK FOODS CORP
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$3.26B$167.94-0.90%$187.44M37.57x0.46
SAM
BOSTON BEER CO INC
NYSE
Beverages - Brewers
$3.36B$280.75-2.13%$219.43M35.01x0.32
FRPT
FRESHPET INC
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$5.76B$118.84-0.42%$83.88M594.20x0.51
CCU
UNITED BREWERIES CO INC
NYSE
Beverages - Brewers
$2.26B$12.21-0.41%$189.98M20.25x1.71
CHD
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO INC
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$24.98B$102.17-1.49%$1.32B32.03x1.09
GIS
GENERAL MILLS INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$36.57B$65.520.28%$4.12B15.10x2.32
TANH
TANTECH HOLDINGS LTD
NASDAQ
Household & Personal Products
$2.20M$0.585.07%$8.82M0.29x0.15
USNA
USANA HEALTH SCIENCES INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$891.19M$46.78-0.89%$121.60M14.57x0.26
TR
TOOTSIE ROLL INDUSTRIES INC
NYSE
Confectioners
$2.16B$30.22-0.23%$140.70M22.95x0.31
ABEV
AMBEV SA
NYSE
Beverages - Brewers
$33.08B$2.10-3.67%$5.52B11.29x0.67
DAR
DARLING INGREDIENTS INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$6.05B$37.87-0.29%$1.36B11.14x1.36
CALM
CAL-MAINE FOODS INC
NASDAQ
Farm Products
$3.21B$65.40-0.32%$421.46M11.58x0.24
ALCO
ALICO INC
NASDAQ
Farm Products
$204.40M$26.81-1.00%$72.91M5.11x0.52
DEO
DIAGEO PLC
NYSE
Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries
$79.37B$129.06-1.53%$7.49B15.07x3.37
EWCZ
EUROPEAN WAX CENTER INC
NASDAQ
Household & Personal Products
$555.38M$9.13-7.59%$66.50M36.52x7.08
SENEA
SENECA FOODS CORP
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$429.78M$61.71-2.96%$167.75M7.14x1.37
CENT
CENTRAL GARDEN & PET CO
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$2.65B$39.35-3.05%$388.43M17.41x1.34
WILC
G WILLI FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD
NASDAQ
Food Distribution
$131.39M$9.481.39%N/A12.18x0.10
AIU
META DATA LTD
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$36.95M$0.48-2.04%$698.32M0.03x24.27
THS
TREEHOUSE FOODS INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$2.02B$38.38-3.54%$254.70M83.43x1.46
TWG
TOP WEALTH GROUP HOLDING LTD
NASDAQ
Food Distribution
$23.26M$0.80-0.25%$3.28M8.91x0.48
BF.B
BROWN FORMAN CORP
NYSE
Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries
$20.67B$43.74-1.99%$1.51B20.34x1.32
AKO.B
ANDINA BOTTLING CO INC
NYSE
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$2.95B$18.69-2.61%$329.34M16.08x2.26
BJ
BJ's WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Discount Stores
$11.96B$90.09-0.97%$1.01B23.04x3.47
COST
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP
NASDAQ
Discount Stores
$372.12B$839.37-0.82%$12.32B51.91x2.12
VGR
VECTOR GROUP LTD
NYSE
Tobacco
$1.86B$11.84-0.50%$367.16M10.21x-2.38
TPB
TURNING POINT BRANDS INC
NYSE
Tobacco
$645.84M$36.65-1.93%$85.58M15.02x2.66
PM
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC
NYSE
Tobacco
$167.05B$107.46-0.78%$13.15B20.99x-7.17
UG
UNITED GUARDIAN INC
NASDAQ
Household & Personal Products
$52.88M$11.51-2.62%$3.57M19.18x0.17
AGRO
ADECOAGRO SA
NYSE
Farm Products
$984.15M$9.47-2.27%$733.74M4.00x1.31
KOF
COCA COLA FEMSA SAB DE CV
NYSE
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$18.74B$85.79-2.29%$2.76B15.37x1.10
LND
BRASILAGRO - BRAZILIAN AGRICULTURAL REAL ESTATE CO
NYSE
Farm Products
$502.16M$4.91-2.68%$219.85M9.00x0.60
WMK
WEIS MARKETS INC
NYSE
Grocery Stores
$1.93B$71.720.66%$252.25M19.13x0.47
CPB
CAMPBELL SOUP CO
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$14.30B$47.910.40%$1.60B19.24x2.90
SOWG
SOW GOOD INC
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$188.85M$18.62-4.61%$1.25M-80.96x1.16
KMB
KIMBERLY CLARK CORP
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$48.51B$144.060.36%$3.35B26.34x15.24
HRL
HORMEL FOODS CORP
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$17.67B$32.230.22%$1.35B22.86x0.79
UL
UNILEVER PLC
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$146.35B$58.04-0.27%$12.29B20.70x3.01

Consumer Staple Industries

IndustryStocks1d %1w %1m %1y %Zen ScoreP/E ratioP/B RatioROEROAROCEUpside/DownsideConsensus
6-1.85%-1.10%-0.44%-5.40%27.61x1.62x+11.92%+5.04%+11.38%+17.18%Buy
16+1.08%+0.35%+3.62%+37.33%25.37x6.95x+39.18%+10.26%+18.58%+14.68%Buy
12-0.91%-1.54%-1.65%-18.68%16.79x5.49x+37.18%+10.28%+16.47%+23.65%Strong Buy
4-0.32%+3.05%+4.57%-16.66%20.44x3.92x+26.11%+9.38%+16.72%+8.79%Buy
10-0.91%-0.34%-0.45%+23.76%35.20x8.01x+25.64%+8.11%+21.13%+7.68%Buy
44-1.09%+5.18%+8.82%+20.41%-165.50x2.00x+8.47%+5.51%+19.89%+21.27%Buy
22-0.66%+1.70%+7.35%-0.52%-2.96x1.33x+9.03%+4.27%+10.24%-1.01%Buy
13-1.07%+3.81%+2.69%-15.26%19.17x4.09x+57.56%+6.26%+15.01%+17.97%Strong Buy
12-0.34%+3.09%+7.51%+13.80%16.04x3.04x+23.62%+4.63%+9.20%+7.02%Hold
28-1.12%-2.38%-6.37%-6.95%17.50x7.64x+177.51%+10.80%+21.32%+14.15%Buy
66-0.56%+2.13%+1.22%-7.37%30.84x2.10x+12.35%+5.56%+11.28%+13.73%Buy
9+0.24%+7.78%+16.83%-36.58%-1.80x0.74x-34.18%-6.52%-11.71%+63.65%Buy
12-0.73%+2.90%+6.64%-11.35%12.20x6.53x-97.24%+9.44%+22.33%-1.14%Buy

Consumer Staple Stocks FAQ

What are the best consumer staple stocks to buy right now in Jul 2024?

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

1. Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)


Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) is the top consumer staple stock with a Zen Score of 67, which is 36 points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 31. It passed 22 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Lifeway Foods has seen its stock return 94.6% over the past year, overperforming other consumer staple stocks by 90 percentage points.

Lifeway Foods has an average 1 year price target of $14.00, an upside of 14.19% from Lifeway Foods's current stock price of $12.26.

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

2. Vita Coco Company (NASDAQ:COCO)


Vita Coco Company (NASDAQ:COCO) is the second best consumer staple stock with a Zen Score of 64, which is 33 points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 31. It passed 21 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Vita Coco Company has seen its stock return 4.51% over the past year.

Vita Coco Company has an average 1 year price target of $30.00, an upside of 15.7% from Vita Coco Company's current stock price of $25.93.

Vita Coco Company stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 5 analysts covering Vita Coco Company, 60% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 40% have issued a Hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU)


Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU) is the third best consumer staple stock with a Zen Score of 63, which is 32 points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 31. It passed 23 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Acme United has seen its stock return 43.16% over the past year, overperforming other consumer staple stocks by 39 percentage points.

What are the consumer staple stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 82 consumer staple stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 consumer staple stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Mannatech (NASDAQ:MTEX)


Mannatech (NASDAQ:MTEX) has an annual dividend yield of N/A, which is N/A percentage points lower than the consumer staple sector average of 3.11%. Mannatech's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% three times in the last 10 years. Mannatech's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Mannatech's dividend payout ratio of -22.5% indicates that its dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Brasilagro Brazilian Agricultural Real Estate Co (NYSE:LND)


Brasilagro Brazilian Agricultural Real Estate Co (NYSE:LND) has an annual dividend yield of 13.07%, which is 10 percentage points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 3.11%. Brasilagro Brazilian Agricultural Real Estate Co's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% five times in the last 10 years. Brasilagro Brazilian Agricultural Real Estate Co's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Brasilagro Brazilian Agricultural Real Estate Co's dividend payout ratio of 117.7% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

3. Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA)


Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) has an annual dividend yield of 12.85%, which is 10 percentage points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 3.11%. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Walgreens Boots Alliance's dividend payout ratio of -21.7% 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 -0.6% in the last day, and up 1.13% over the last week. Beyond Meat was the among the top losers in the consumer defensive sector, dropping -10.32% yesterday.

Beyond Meat shares are trading lower following a report suggesting the company's liquidity has weakened and it is engaging bondholders for debt discussions.

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. Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA)


Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA) is the most undervalued consumer staple stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Ingles Markets has a valuation score of 100, which is 76 points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 24. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Ingles Markets's stock has dropped -7.85% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the consumer staple sector by -12 percentage points.

2. Helen Of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE)


Helen Of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) is the second most undervalued consumer staple stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Helen Of Troy has a valuation score of 100, which is 76 points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 24. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Helen Of Troy's stock has dropped -53.81% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the consumer staple sector by -58 percentage points.

3. Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA)


Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA) is the third most undervalued consumer staple stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Village Super Market has a valuation score of 100, which is 76 points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 24. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Village Super Market's stock has gained 20.42% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the consumer staple sector by 16 percentage points.

Are consumer staple stocks a good buy now?

38% of consumer staple stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect consumer staple stocks to rise by 12.89% 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 22.13x.
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