NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Shares of ConAgra Foods (CAG) - Get Report are down 0.04% to $46.94 on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the company's 2016 fiscal fourth quarter earnings due out before Thursday's market open.
Wall Street is expecting the Omaha, NE-based packaged food company to report earnings of 52 cents per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
Last year, ConAgra posted adjusted earnings of 59 cents per diluted share on revenue of $4.1 billion.
Deutsche Bank has a "hold" rating and $48 price target on the stock ahead of earnings.
"ConAgra is moving ahead with a more focused, logical strategy but we have doubts around long-term strength of the company's brands. Many questions remain as to future capital structure and whether a Lamb Weston spin vs. sale will occur," the firm wrote in a recent note.
Lamb Weston is the company's potato products brand.
ConAgra's other brands include Slim Jim, Orville Redenbacher's, Chef Boyardee, Hunt's, Marie Callender's and Healthy Choice.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings Team has a "Buy" rating with a score of A- on the stock.
The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income.
The team believes its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that were evaluated.
Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.
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