NASDAQ:CVGW - Calavo Growers Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $80.99 +1.72 (+2.17 %) (As of 02/18/2019 06:18 AM ET)Previous Close$79.27Today's Range$79.2448 - $81.317852-Week Range$67.52 - $108.00Volume98,561 shsAverage Volume175,186 shsMarket Capitalization$1.42 billionP/E Ratio32.53Dividend Yield1.26%Beta0.92 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Calavo Growers, Inc. markets and distributes avocados, prepared avocados, and other perishable foods to retail grocery and foodservice customers, club stores, mass merchandisers, food distributors, and wholesale customers. It operates in three segments: Fresh Products, Calavo Foods, and RFG. The Fresh products segment distributes avocados and other fresh produce products; and procures avocados grown in California, Mexico, and Peru, as well as various other commodities, including tomatoes and papayas. The Calavo Foods segment is involved in purchasing, manufacturing, and distributing prepared products, including guacamole and salsa. The RFG segment manufactures and distributes fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, fresh prepared entrée salads, wraps, sandwiches, and fresh snacking products, as well as ready-to-heat entrees, other hot bar and various deli items, meals kits and related components, and salad kits. The company offers its products under the Calavo and RFG brands, and related logos; and Avo Fresco, Bueno, Calavo Gold, Calavo Salsa Lisa, Salsa Lisa, Celebrate the Taste, El Dorado, Fresh Ripe, Select, Taste of Paradise, The First Name in Avocados, Tico, Mfresh, Maui Fresh International, Triggered Avocados, ProRipeVIP, Garden Highway Fresh Cut, Garden Highway, and Garden Highway Chef Essentials trademarks. Calavo Growers, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Santa Paula, California. Receive CVGW News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for CVGW and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Agricultural services Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats SectorConsumer Staples Current SymbolNASDAQ:CVGW Previous Symbol CUSIP12824610 Webwww.calavo.com Phone805-525-1245Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio1.30 Quick Ratio0.94Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio32.53 Forward P/E Ratio25.79 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.09 billion Price / Sales1.31 Cash Flow$3.2816 per share Price / Cash Flow24.68 Book Value$15.08 per share Price / Book5.37Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.49 Net Income$32.28 million Net Margins2.96% Return on Equity16.36% Return on Assets11.87%Miscellaneous Employees2,979 Outstanding Shares17,567,000Market Cap$1.42 billion OptionableOptionable Calavo Growers (NASDAQ:CVGW) Frequently Asked Questions What is Calavo Growers' stock symbol? Calavo Growers trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CVGW." How often does Calavo Growers pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Calavo Growers? Calavo Growers declared an annual dividend on Wednesday, October 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 16th will be paid a dividend of $1.00 per share on Friday, December 7th. This represents a dividend yield of 1%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 15th. This is an increase from Calavo Growers's previous annual dividend of $0.95. View Calavo Growers' Dividend History. How were Calavo Growers' earnings last quarter? Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) issued its earnings results on Thursday, December, 20th. The company reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.70 by $0.78. The company earned $280 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $275.82 million. Calavo Growers had a return on equity of 16.36% and a net margin of 2.96%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.59 earnings per share. View Calavo Growers' Earnings History. When is Calavo Growers' next earnings date? Calavo Growers is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, March 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Calavo Growers. What price target have analysts set for CVGW? 4 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Calavo Growers' shares. Their forecasts range from $88.00 to $98.00. On average, they anticipate Calavo Growers' stock price to reach $93.3333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 15.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Calavo Growers. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Calavo Growers? 4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Calavo Growers in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Calavo Growers. Has Calavo Growers been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about CVGW stock has been trending neutral on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Calavo Growers earned a daily sentiment score of 0.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the company a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of Calavo Growers' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Calavo Growers include Glanbia (GLAPY), Ollie's Bargain Outlet (OLLI), New York Times (NYT), Compania Cervecerias Unidas (CCU), MOWI ASA/ADR (MHGVY), BRF (BRFS), Pilgrim's Pride (PPC), 51job (JOBS), COCA COLA AMATI/ADR (CCLAY), Lancaster Colony (LANC), Flowers Foods (FLO), Tate & Lyle (TATYY), Square Enix (SQNXF), Embotelladora Andina SA ADR Series B (AKO.B) and Darling Ingredients (DAR). Who are Calavo Growers' key executives? Calavo Growers' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Lecil E. Cole, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 79)Mr. B. John Lindeman, CFO & Corp. Sec. (Age 49)Mr. Robert J. Wedin, VP of Sales & Fresh Marketing (Age 69)Mr. James Gibson, Pres of RFG (Age 57)Mr. Michael A. Browne, VP of Fresh Operations (Age 60) Who are Calavo Growers' major shareholders? Calavo Growers' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (13.87%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.80%), Ranger Investment Management L.P. (2.39%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (2.33%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.25%) and Lord Abbett & CO. LLC (2.16%). Company insiders that own Calavo Growers stock include Der Kar Scott Van, J Link Leavens, James E Gibson, James E Snyder, John M Hunt, Kathleen M Holmgren, Lecil E Cole, Marc Laurence Brown, Michael A Browne and Robert J Wedin. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Calavo Growers. Which major investors are selling Calavo Growers stock? CVGW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Brown Advisory Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Ranger Investment Management L.P., State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Riverbridge Partners LLC, Stephens Inc. AR, First Trust Advisors LP and Victory Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Calavo Growers company stock in the last year include Der Kar Scott Van, J Link Leavens, James E Snyder, John M Hunt, Lecil E Cole, Marc Laurence Brown, Michael A Browne and Robert J Wedin. View Insider Buying and Selling for Calavo Growers. Which major investors are buying Calavo Growers stock? CVGW stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Copeland Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Martingale Asset Management L P, Bank of America Corp DE, Bessemer Group Inc., SG Americas Securities LLC and Geode Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Calavo Growers stock in the last two years include Kathleen M Holmgren, Lecil E Cole and Michael A Browne. View Insider Buying and Selling for Calavo Growers. How do I buy shares of Calavo Growers? Shares of CVGW can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Calavo Growers' stock price today? One share of CVGW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $80.99. How big of a company is Calavo Growers? Calavo Growers has a market capitalization of $1.42 billion and generates $1.09 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $32.28 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.49 on an earnings per share basis. Calavo Growers employs 2,979 workers across the globe. What is Calavo Growers' official website? The official website for Calavo Growers is http://www.calavo.com. How can I contact Calavo Growers? Calavo Growers' mailing address is 1141-A Cummings Road, SANTA PAULA CA, 93060. The company can be reached via phone at 805-525-1245 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Calavo Growers (NASDAQ CVGW)Community Ranking: 2.5 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 225 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 232 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 457MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Calavo Growers and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CVGW will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CVGW will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 2/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Do investors pay a separate front-end load every time they buy additional shares?