Which Consumer Staples Stock Will Grow The Most By 2025?
Every week, Benzinga conducts a sentiment survey to understand what traders are most excited about, interested in or thinking about as they manage and build their personal portfolios.
This week we posed the following question to over 400 investors and traders: Over the next five years, which consumer staples stock will have the largest percentage gain?
- PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP)
- Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO)
- Hershey (NYSE:HSY)
- Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG)
- Costco (NASDAQ:COST)
- Smuckers (NYSE:SJM)
- Clorox (NYSE:CLX)
41% of traders and investors told us Costco would grow the most.
The membership-only wholesale club has reported impressive revenue growth in 2020, likely driven by consumers.
In the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Costco revealed an earnings beat back in September, as earnings per share rose 16.36% year over year to $3.13, which beat the estimate of $2.83. Costco also reported revenue growth of 12.39% year-over-year.
19.4% of respondents said Clorox would grow the most by 2025.
Clorox has played an unparalleled role in the manufacturing and distribution of disinfectants and cleaning products in the thick of the pandemic. As a result, earnings reveal Clorox sales have increased significantly given consumers and corporations enhanced need for cleaning products.
In its August earnings call, Clorox reported earnings per share were up 28.19% over the past year to $2.41, which beat the estimate of $1.98. Revenue rose by 21.88% year-over-year.
Where traders and investors told us they were the most skeptical: PepsiCo (6.1%), Hershey (4.7%) and Smuckers (1.4%).
The consumer staples stock from our study trading at the highest price per share is Costco at $357.62 per share. The stock trading at the lowest price per share is Smuckers at $112.20.
Opting into the survey was completely voluntary, with no incentives offered to potential respondents. The order of survey answers were randomized for each respondent. The study reflects results from over 400 adults.
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