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Best Consumer Staple Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top consumer staple stocks in 2022 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
DAR
DARLING INGREDIENTS INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$10.65B$66.42-0.20%$1.25B15.45x1.28
AFYA
AFYA LTD
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$1.28B$13.951.31%$166.32M20.01x1.17
PPC
PILGRIMS PRIDE CORP
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$5.59B$23.390.91%$1.50B7.64x2.26
IBA
INDUSTRIAS BACHOCO SAB DE CV
NYSE
Farm Products
$2.28B$45.80-1.27%$438.62M9.21x0.37
BON
BON NATURAL LIFE LTD
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$18.04M$2.161.41%$6.53M3.60x0.33
MTEX
MANNATECH INC
NASDAQ
Household & Personal Products
$43.05M$22.51-1.27%$8.85M6.84x1.76
FIZZ
NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP
NASDAQ
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$3.76B$40.29-0.25%$215.86M26.86x0.73
SMPL
SIMPLY GOOD FOODS CO
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$3.12B$31.083.60%$189.72M31.39x0.47
LND
BRASILAGR
NYSE
Farm Products
$537.48M$5.25-1.87%$241.74M6.45x0.57
THRN
THORNE HEALTHTECH INC
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$262.66M$4.98-0.80%$12.67M41.50x0.52
TGT
TARGET CORP
NYSE
Discount Stores
$68.34B$148.47-0.16%$8.50B16.68x3.95
LOPE
GRAND CANYON EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$2.59B$81.001.30%$313.54M14.41x0.30
KO
COCA COLA CO
NYSE
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$243.82B$56.38-2.57%$13.84B25.63x2.97
NAII
NATURAL ALTERNATIVES INTERNATIONAL INC
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$57.21M$9.392.11%$17.91M5.37x0.65
COST
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP
NASDAQ
Discount Stores
$211.87B$478.30-0.42%$9.89B37.54x2.17
PFGC
PERFORMANCE FOOD GROUP CO
NYSE
Food Distribution
$6.76B$43.53-0.25%$812.80M58.04x2.75
HAIN
HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$1.44B$16.17-2.36%$160.01M19.25x1.27
WILC
G WILLI FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD
NASDAQ
Food Distribution
$187.76M$13.54-1.88%$20.38M21.29x0.08
FREE
WHOLE EARTH BRANDS INC
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$172.51M$4.11-4.42%$65.03M12.84x1.80
CELH
CELSIUS HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$6.79B$89.831.78%$14.94M449.15x0.46
BJ
BJ's WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Discount Stores
$10.27B$76.020.76%$868.21M21.00x6.48
COKE
COCA-COLA CONSOLIDATED INC
NASDAQ
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$3.84B$409.75-0.93%$563.10M13.67x2.97
KR
KROGER CO
NYSE
Grocery Stores
$31.70B$44.29-1.58%$7.09B13.34x4.05
NUS
NU SKIN ENTERPRISES INC
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$1.78B$35.36-1.67%$298.14M15.65x1.02
MNST
MONSTER BEVERAGE CORP
NASDAQ
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$46.02B$87.35-0.64%$1.69B37.49x0.20
CCU
UNITED BREWERIES CO INC
NYSE
Beverages - Brewers
$1.77B$9.601.37%$370.38M7.63x1.09
CL
COLGATE PALMOLIVE CO
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$60.54B$72.58-3.23%$3.38B31.42x90.20
SYY
SYSCO CORP
NYSE
Food Distribution
$36.94B$72.98-0.87%$3.25B27.44x14.98
WBA
WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC
NASDAQ
Pharmaceutical Retailers
$28.03B$32.43-0.80%$8.57B5.22x2.35
DEO
DIAGEO PLC
NYSE
Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries
$104.32B$167.070.07%$6.18B24.73x3.46
HSY
HERSHEY CO
NYSE
Confectioners
$45.39B$221.43-1.05%$2.41B29.96x2.66
K
KELLOGG CO
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$24.49B$72.00-1.28%$2.61B16.48x3.52
JBSS
SANFILIPPO JOHN B & SON INC
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$872.82M$75.72-1.06%$101.90M14.13x0.60
GIS
GENERAL MILLS INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$46.28B$77.97-0.88%$4.46B16.24x1.92
KOF
COCA COLA FEMSA SAB DE CV
NYSE
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$12.36B$56.580.16%$1.92B15.21x1.19
MGPI
MGP INGREDIENTS INC
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$2.22B$100.85-2.68%$183.68M18.75x0.57
RGF
REAL GOOD FOOD COMPANY INC
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$166.59M$6.47-0.77%$797.00k0.04x2.83
SPTN
SPARTANNASH CO
NASDAQ
Food Distribution
$1.04B$29.18-1.49%$189.86M16.77x1.93
PEP
PEPSICO INC
NASDAQ
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$229.11B$166.01-1.45%$16.83B24.89x4.01
AQB
AQUABOUNTY TECHNOLOGIES INC
NASDAQ
Farm Products
$51.77M$0.73-4.71%-$21.36M-2.21x0.08
NAPA
DUCKHORN PORTFOLIO INC
NYSE
Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries
$1.65B$14.31-0.42%$111.78M27.00x0.42
DIT
AMCON DISTRIBUTING CO
NYSEMKT
Food Distribution
$106.78M$182.59-5.39%$29.77M5.59x2.26
INGR
INGREDION INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$5.42B$82.794.81%$907.00M12.10x1.31
NWL
NEWELL BRANDS INC
NASDAQ
Household & Personal Products
$5.89B$14.23-0.42%$1.40B8.32x2.66
BRID
BRIDGFORD FOODS CORP
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$129.80M$14.30-3.38%$62.89M3.36x0.54
IMKTA
INGLES MARKETS INC
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$1.55B$81.58-1.01%$505.35M5.54x0.86
LRN
STRIDE INC
NYSE
Education & Training Services
$1.78B$41.672.21%$253.41M16.15x1.02
ALCO
ALICO INC
NASDAQ
Farm Products
$233.22M$30.741.69%$55.27M7.13x0.61
WMT
WALMART INC
NYSE
Discount Stores
$355.43B$130.95-0.27%$30.91B26.03x2.08
STRA
STRATEGIC EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$1.52B$61.880.83%$139.64M30.94x0.37
DLTR
DOLLAR TREE INC
NASDAQ
Discount Stores
$30.46B$136.04-1.58%$2.88B19.55x1.70
CASY
CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$7.38B$198.20-1.85%$849.26M19.74x1.39
KMB
KIMBERLY CLARK CORP
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$39.57B$117.19-1.34%$3.26B22.11x29.30
KDP
KEURIG DR PEPPER INC
NYSE
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$50.94B$35.97-3.51%$3.91B23.51x1.03
STZ
CONSTELLATION BRANDS INC
NYSE
Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries
$43.00B$232.730.03%$2.50B34.63x1.27
ANDE
ANDERSONS INC
NASDAQ
Food Distribution
$1.06B$31.413.53%$362.48M8.07x2.84
LAUR
LAUREATE EDUCATION INC
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$1.65B$10.02-8.91%$655.20M5.04x1.07
BRBR
BELLRING BRANDS INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$2.88B$21.11-3.39%$143.60M27.42x-2.84
UVV
UNIVERSAL CORP
NYSE
Tobacco
$1.14B$46.38-0.49%$210.72M13.18x1.07
IPAR
INTER PARFUMS INC
NASDAQ
Household & Personal Products
$2.37B$74.53-2.83%$154.34M23.66x0.67
PG
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$315.37B$131.98-2.75%$21.19B22.00x1.50
TSN
TYSON FOODS INC
NYSE
Farm Products
$24.66B$68.56-0.57%$6.89B5.99x0.87
LANC
LANCASTER COLONY CORP
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$4.27B$155.02-4.36%$158.27M47.55x0.29
WMK
WEIS MARKETS INC
NYSE
Grocery Stores
$1.95B$72.56-1.04%$264.31M16.42x0.53
DG
DOLLAR GENERAL CORP
NYSE
Discount Stores
$53.20B$235.85-1.09%$3.80B23.37x3.56
FMX
MEXICAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INC
NYSE
Beverages - Brewers
$13.16B$60.881.50%$4.38B85.75x1.53
TPB
TURNING POINT BRANDS INC
NYSE
Tobacco
$361.56M$20.27-0.78%$77.21M9.13x3.78
SFM
SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET INC
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$2.91B$27.07-0.15%$583.83M11.93x1.95
CCEP
COCA-COLA EUROPACIFIC PARTNERS PLC
NASDAQ
Beverages - Non-Alcoholic
$19.85B$43.45-1.07%$2.80B13.87x2.97
UNFI
UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC
NYSE
Food Distribution
$2.18B$37.32-2.91%$744.00M8.72x3.26
PETS
PETMED EXPRESS INC
NASDAQ
Pharmaceutical Retailers
$408.30M$19.43-0.21%$27.93M20.24x0.18
JJSF
J&J SNACK FOODS CORP
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$2.58B$134.28-2.18%$115.48M52.66x0.51
CHD
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO INC
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$17.79B$73.22-2.71%$1.24B22.88x1.38
PRDO
PERDOCEO EDUCATION CORP
NASDAQ
Education & Training Services
$688.41M$10.160.99%$170.03M6.31x0.24
PM
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC
NYSE
Tobacco
$134.90B$87.02-3.49%$13.26B14.93x-5.33
UG
UNITED GUARDIAN INC
NASDAQ
Household & Personal Products
$56.51M$12.30-0.16%$4.78M15.38x0.21
ADM
ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND CO
NYSE
Farm Products
$45.30B$80.82-0.85%$5.74B12.73x1.53
BG
BUNGE LTD
NYSE
Farm Products
$12.49B$82.210.35%$2.81B6.66x2.09
FLO
FLOWERS FOODS INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$5.30B$25.03-1.53%$452.06M24.78x1.31
BTI
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC
NYSE
Tobacco
$88.63B$36.08-0.52%$11.10B12.69x1.08
PSMT
PRICESMART INC
NASDAQ
Discount Stores
$1.80B$58.04-1.26%$226.19M17.80x0.85
BRFS
BRF SA
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$2.03B$2.502.46%$1.15B20.16x5.56
OLLI
OLLIE's BARGAIN OUTLET HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Discount Stores
$3.54B$56.55-2.53%$148.01M37.95x0.52
SJM
J M SMUCKER CO
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$14.55B$136.59-2.10%$1.39B25.06x1.00
ELF
ELF BEAUTY INC
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$1.97B$37.50-3.23%$63.68M69.44x0.54
CHEF
CHEFS' WAREHOUSE INC
NASDAQ
Food Distribution
$1.12B$29.21-2.60%$98.68M35.62x2.04
CPB
CAMPBELL SOUP CO
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$14.09B$47.08-1.88%$1.50B18.76x2.57
NOMD
NOMAD FOODS LTD
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$2.52B$14.49-6.58%$443.57M11.09x1.57
CYAN
CYANOTECH CORP
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$12.23M$1.97-1.50%$3.49M10.94x0.61
CALM
CAL-MAINE FOODS INC
NASDAQ
Farm Products
$2.96B$60.531.42%$433.77M10.66x0.31
SENEA
SENECA FOODS CORP
NASDAQ
Packaged Foods
$389.97M$49.18-2.01%$97.78M10.02x0.80
HRL
HORMEL FOODS CORP
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$25.34B$46.40-0.98%$1.59B25.22x0.78
BF.B
BROWN FORMAN CORP
NYSE
Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries
$32.34B$67.50-1.96%$1.33B36.10x1.32
RLX
RLX TECHNOLOGY INC
NYSE
Tobacco
$1.35B$1.02-2.86%$443.87M3.60x0.20
LW
LAMB WESTON HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Packaged Foods
$11.09B$77.17-0.64%$625.80M55.92x10.48
ACU
ACME UNITED CORP
NYSEMKT
Household & Personal Products
$84.19M$23.88-0.81%$15.49M10.62x1.23
USNA
USANA HEALTH SCIENCES INC
NYSE
Household & Personal Products
$1.10B$57.49-1.34%$156.63M12.53x0.38
HFFG
HF FOODS GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Food Distribution
$209.73M$4.04-1.22%$37.38M14.43x0.89
SKIN
BEAUTY HEALTH CO
NASDAQ
Household & Personal Products
$1.75B$11.5811.35%-$151.61M-12.45x2.45
GO
GROCERY OUTLET HOLDING CORP
NASDAQ
Grocery Stores
$3.23B$33.37-2.60%$162.50M57.53x1.55

Consumer Staple Industries

IndustryStocks1d %1w %1m %1y %Zen ScoreP/E ratioP/B RatioROEROAROCEUpside/DownsideConsensus
7+1.08%-3.64%-7.41%-33.80%23.85x1.29x+8.93%+4.19%+10.03%+16.62%Buy
17-0.87%-5.16%-12.98%-2.49%29.39x6.71x+39.37%+9.63%+17.03%+19.32%Buy
10-0.07%-3.72%-8.67%-5.43%28.36x7.43x+33.69%+8.96%+14.97%+21.65%Buy
4-1.18%-1.32%-4.31%+18.80%24.24x4.06x+29.83%+9.43%+16.63%+0.40%Buy
9-0.69%-4.02%-5.51%-4.25%27.96x5.80x+24.82%+7.11%+17.23%+19.41%Buy
47-0.71%-3.56%-7.66%-24.72%8.69x1.28x-12.35%-3.55%-9.41%+38.24%Buy
27-0.14%-4.93%-11.13%-8.62%8.92x1.49x+16.23%+7.25%+14.42%+41.93%Strong Buy
11-2.61%-6.74%-11.75%-3.12%30.91x4.22x+66.53%+4.66%+13.62%+41.51%Strong Buy
12-1.49%-5.39%-10.43%+5.11%-2.40x2.90x+22.50%+4.87%+7.81%+25.13%Buy
33-2.23%-4.71%-12.16%-26.78%-5.36x5.85x+80.68%+9.58%+18.21%+35.39%Buy
64-1.43%-3.43%-10.03%-19.32%20.83x2.24x+15.88%+5.32%+10.43%+25.44%Buy
11-0.51%-6.08%-12.76%-63.07%5.30x1.09x+14.98%+5.17%+7.70%+77.36%Buy
9-1.76%-7.82%-12.61%-20.06%20.79x3.86x-62.78%+12.14%+32.84%+26.11%Buy

Consumer Staple Stocks FAQ

What are the best consumer staple stocks to buy right now in Sep 2022?

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

1. Darling Ingredients (NYSE:DAR)


Darling Ingredients (NYSE:DAR) is the top consumer staple stock with a Zen Score of 74, which is 39 points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 35. It passed 25 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Darling Ingredients has seen its stock lose -10.98% over the past year, overperforming other consumer staple stocks by 5 percentage points.

Darling Ingredients has an average 1 year price target of $100.00, an upside of 50.56% from Darling Ingredients's current stock price of $66.42.

Darling Ingredients stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 7 analysts covering Darling Ingredients, 57.14% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 28.57% have issued a Buy, 14.29% have issued a Hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Afya (NASDAQ:AFYA)


Afya (NASDAQ:AFYA) is the second best consumer staple stock with a Zen Score of 65, which is 30 points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 35. It passed 22 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Afya has seen its stock lose -30.49% over the past year, underperforming other consumer staple stocks by -15 percentage points.

Afya has an average 1 year price target of $20.00, an upside of 43.37% from Afya's current stock price of $13.95.

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.

3. Pilgrims Pride (NASDAQ:PPC)


Pilgrims Pride (NASDAQ:PPC) is the third best consumer staple stock with a Zen Score of 65, which is 30 points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 35. It passed 21 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Pilgrims Pride has seen its stock lose -18.93% over the past year, underperforming other consumer staple stocks by -3 percentage points.

Pilgrims Pride has an average 1 year price target of $33.67, an upside of 43.94% from Pilgrims Pride's current stock price of $23.39.

Pilgrims Pride stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 3 analysts covering Pilgrims Pride, 66.67% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 33.33% have issued a Buy, 0% 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 98 consumer staple stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 consumer staple stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Andina Bottling Co (NYSE:AKO.B)


Andina Bottling Co (NYSE:AKO.B) has an annual dividend yield of N/A, which is N/A percentage points lower than the consumer staple sector average of 3.53%. Andina Bottling Co's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% five times in the last 10 years. Andina Bottling Co's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Andina Bottling Co's dividend payout ratio of 38.8% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. Brown Forman (NYSE:BF.B)


Brown Forman (NYSE:BF.B) has an annual dividend yield of N/A, which is N/A percentage points lower than the consumer staple sector average of 3.53%. Brown Forman's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% two times in the last 10 years. Brown Forman's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Brown Forman's dividend payout ratio of 9.6% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. United Breweries Co (NYSE:CCU)


United Breweries Co (NYSE:CCU) has an annual dividend yield of 21.7%, which is 18 percentage points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 3.53%. United Breweries Co's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% seven times in the last 10 years. United Breweries Co's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

United Breweries Co's dividend payout ratio of 165.6% 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 -1.1% in the last day, and down -4.33% over the last week. Keurig Dr Pepper was the among the top losers in the consumer defensive sector, dropping -3.51% yesterday.

Keurig Dr Pepper shares are trading lower after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral and lowered its price target from $39 to $37.

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. Natures Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR)


Natures Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR) is the most undervalued consumer staple stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Natures Sunshine Products has a valuation score of 100, which is 62 points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 38. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Natures Sunshine Products's stock has dropped -42.9% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the consumer staple sector by -27 percentage points.

2. Natural Alternatives International (NASDAQ:NAII)


Natural Alternatives International (NASDAQ:NAII) is the second most undervalued consumer staple stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Natural Alternatives International has a valuation score of 100, which is 62 points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 38. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Natural Alternatives International's stock has dropped -31.98% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the consumer staple sector by -16 percentage points.

3. Mannatech (NASDAQ:MTEX)


Mannatech (NASDAQ:MTEX) is the third most undervalued consumer staple stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Mannatech has a valuation score of 100, which is 62 points higher than the consumer staple sector average of 38. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Mannatech's stock has dropped -38.66% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the consumer staple sector by -23 percentage points.

Are consumer staple stocks a good buy now?

45% of consumer staple stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect consumer staple stocks to rise by 26.44% 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 17.98x.
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