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May 21, 2023

Karat Packaging (KRT) Continues its Dividend Payment Schedule - A Comprehensive Analysis

Karat Packaging (KRT) has announced its intent to continue its dividend payout policy with the confirmation of the next payment set for May 31, 2023. The company has established a reliable track record in this domain, with its last dividend of the same amount, $0.35 per share, having been paid on November 30, 2022.

This recurring dividend payout at a consistent per-share rate, could be indicative of the company's steady financial health and its commitment to returning capital to its shareholders. This is a positive signal for investors, as it may hint at a potentially stable source of income in addition to any capital gains.

To delve into the specifics, the record date, which is the date by which an investor must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend, has been set for May 31, 2023. The ex-dividend date, that is, the date one must own the stock by, is May 22, 2023.

The ex-dividend date is of particular importance for prospective investors. Purchasing the stock on or after this date will result in the buyer not receiving the forthcoming dividend, with it instead going to the previous owner of the shares. This date typically comes a few business days before the record date to allow for the T+2 settlement of shares.

From the investment standpoint, Karat Packaging's dividend declaration reveals two important considerations for both existing shareholders and potential investors. First, the steady dividend suggests the company's earnings and cash flow situation may be robust, allowing them to comfortably disburse dividends. Second, this could also indicate the management's confidence in the company's long-term growth prospects, reassuring shareholders of their investment's potential for growth and income.

However, it's crucial for potential investors to further scrutinize Karat Packaging's overall financial health and consider the sustainability of the company's dividend payments. The current market conditions, company’s debt levels, payout ratio (dividends as a percentage of earnings), and other financial metrics should all factor into this analysis.

Karat Packaging's continuation of its dividend payment can be perceived as a positive signal, displaying the company's commitment to its shareholders and its confidence in its own financial health. Nevertheless, as with all investment decisions, this should be considered as one of many factors, and it is essential for investors to conduct a comprehensive review of the company's overall performance and prospects before making investment decisions.

Related Ticker: KRT

KRT's Stochastic Oscillator is sitting in overbought zone for 4 days

The longer the ticker stays in the overbought zone, the sooner a price pull-back is expected.

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Technical Analysis (Indicators)

Bearish Trend Analysis

Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where KRT declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .

Bullish Trend Analysis

The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on June 17, 2024. You may want to consider a long position or call options on KRT as a result. In of 74 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for KRT just turned positive on June 17, 2024. Looking at past instances where KRT's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 35 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

KRT moved above its 50-day moving average on June 10, 2024 date and that indicates a change from a downward trend to an upward trend.

The 10-day moving average for KRT crossed bullishly above the 50-day moving average on May 15, 2024. This indicates that the trend has shifted higher and could be considered a buy signal. In of 6 past instances when the 10-day crossed above the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where KRT advanced for three days, in of 204 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

KRT may jump back above the lower band and head toward the middle band. Traders may consider buying the stock or exploring call options.

Fundamental Analysis (Ratings)

Fear & Greed

Tickeron has a negative outlook on this ticker and predicts a further decline by more than 4.00% within the next month with a likelihood of 81%.

The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.

The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (3.733) is normal, around the industry mean (2.901). P/E Ratio (17.669) is within average values for comparable stocks, (25.801). KRT's Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (0.000) is slightly lower than the industry average of (2.389). Dividend Yield (0.021) settles around the average of (0.034) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (1.418) is also within normal values, averaging (11.626).

The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating steady price growth. KRT’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.

The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.

The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating that the returns do not compensate for the risks. KRT’s unstable profits reported over time resulted in significant Drawdowns within these last five years. A stable profit reduces stock drawdown and volatility. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 80, placing this stock worse than average.

Notable companies

The most notable companies in this group are Tupperware Brands Corp (NYSE:TUP).

Industry description

The containers/packing sector includes companies that manufacture containers (like plastic and aluminum food containers, glass bottles, metal cans, cardboard, storage and waste bags, giftwraps etc.) and provide packing services. Food-and-beverage and household products are major markets for this business. Several companies in this industry cater to international markets in addition to serving domestic customers. Consumer spending habits could potentially affect this industry’s performance. Some products, that use oil-based materials as inputs, are likely to see their costs of production get impacted (to some extent) by energy price movements. The ever-expanding e-commerce market has only supercharged the amount/frequency of goods shipped domestically and across borders, thereby creating ample potential opportunities for containers and packaging businesses. Ball Corporation, International Paper Company, Amcor Plc and Packaging Corporation of America are some of the largest U.S. companies in this industry.

Market Cap

The average market capitalization across the Containers/Packaging Industry is 4.68B. The market cap for tickers in the group ranges from 6.74K to 66.8B. STO holds the highest valuation in this group at 66.8B. The lowest valued company is EPTI at 6.74K.

High and low price notable news

The average weekly price growth across all stocks in the Containers/Packaging Industry was 0%. For the same Industry, the average monthly price growth was -4%, and the average quarterly price growth was 1%. PACK experienced the highest price growth at 10%, while TUP experienced the biggest fall at -16%.


The average weekly volume growth across all stocks in the Containers/Packaging Industry was 36%. For the same stocks of the Industry, the average monthly volume growth was 16% and the average quarterly volume growth was 72%

Fundamental Analysis Ratings

The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows

Valuation Rating: 52
P/E Growth Rating: 49
Price Growth Rating: 52
SMR Rating: 69
Profit Risk Rating: 79
Seasonality Score: 1 (-100 ... +100)
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