NASDAQ:PPC - Pilgrim's Pride Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $20.22 -0.14 (-0.69 %) (As of 02/21/2019 01:44 PM ET)Previous Close$20.36Today's Range$20.07 - $20.3252-Week Range$14.83 - $26.87Volume44,163 shsAverage Volume996,630 shsMarket Capitalization$5.03 billionP/E Ratio15.79Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.82 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Pilgrim's Pride Corporation engages in the production, processing, marketing, and distribution of fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Mexico. The company offers fresh chicken products, including pre-marinated or non-marinated refrigerated (nonfrozen) whole or cut-up chicken; and prepackaged case-ready chicken, such as whole chickens and chicken parts. It also provides prepared chicken products comprising portion-controlled breast fillets, tenderloins and strips, delicatessen products, salads, formed nuggets and patties, and bone-in chicken parts. The company sells its products to the foodservice market that includes chain restaurants, food processors, broad-line distributors, and other institutions; and retail market, which comprises primarily grocery store chains, wholesale clubs, and other retail distributors. It also exports its products the Middle East, Asia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and other countries, as well as France, Puerto Rico, and the Netherlands. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Greeley, Colorado. Pilgrim's Pride Corporation is a subsidiary of JBS S.A. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Poultry slaughtering & processing Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats SectorConsumer Staples Current SymbolNASDAQ:PPC Previous Symbol CUSIP72147K10 Webwww.pilgrims.com Phone970-506-8000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.14 Current Ratio1.72 Quick Ratio0.83Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio15.79 Forward P/E Ratio14.44 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$10.94 billion Price / Sales0.46 Cash Flow$2.4391 per share Price / Cash Flow8.29 Book Value$8.11 per share Price / Book2.49Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.28 Net Income$247.94 million Net Margins2.27% Return on Equity16.52% Return on Assets5.49%Miscellaneous Employees51,300 Outstanding Shares248,960,000Market Cap$5.03 billion OptionableOptionable Pilgrim's Pride (NASDAQ:PPC) Frequently Asked Questions What is Pilgrim's Pride's stock symbol? Pilgrim's Pride trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PPC." How will Pilgrim's Pride's stock buyback program work? Pilgrim's Pride announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback program on Wednesday, October 31st 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $200,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 4.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were Pilgrim's Pride's earnings last quarter? Pilgrim's Pride Co. (NASDAQ:PPC) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 13th. The company reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.09. The business earned $2.66 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.60 billion. Pilgrim's Pride had a net margin of 2.27% and a return on equity of 16.52%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.54 EPS. View Pilgrim's Pride's Earnings History. When is Pilgrim's Pride's next earnings date? Pilgrim's Pride is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 9th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Pilgrim's Pride. What price target have analysts set for PPC? 6 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Pilgrim's Pride's shares. Their predictions range from $19.00 to $27.00. On average, they expect Pilgrim's Pride's stock price to reach $23.60 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 16.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Pilgrim's Pride. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Pilgrim's Pride? 6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Pilgrim's Pride in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Pilgrim's Pride. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Pilgrim's Pride stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Pilgrim's Pride stock: 1. Jefferies Financial Group Inc analysts commented, "Although we had significantly lowered our 4Q18 estimates earlier in the week, EBIT missed our below-the-Street estimate by ~28% because of a challenging environment (oversupply) in the US and higher grain costs in Europe. US retail chicken demand has improved over the past month; however, we remain sceptical about its sustainability given the abundance of competing protein supplies. As such, we remain cautious on NT industry fundamentals. 4Q18 EBIT significantly missed our already below-consensus estimates. 4Q18 net sales came in at ~$18M (or 1%) below our estimates but were in line with consensus. Consolidated gross margin of 4.2% was 150bp below our estimate and 170bp below consensus, resulting in gross profit missing our estimate by ~27% and consensus by ~29%. This was partially offset by lower SG&A/sales, which came in 90bp below our estimate and 150bp below consensus." (2/17/2019) 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Pilgrim’s Pride’s shares have declined in the past six months, thanks to a dismal bottom-line trend. In fact, the third quarter of 2018 marked the company’s third straight bottom-line miss. Lower revenues, higher interest expenses and dismal margins weighed upon the bottom line in the said period. Further, the company witnessed lower revenues from U.S. operations during the quarter, owing to a tough pricing scenario in commodity chicken. Further, adverse market conditions weighed on revenues from Mexican operations. Apart from these, the company continues to witness high cost of sales. Nevertheless, Pilgrim's Pride’s European business has been expanding steadily, on the back of a strong business model, robust customer relationships and better synergy capture. Further, the company’s focus on key customers has been aiding portfolio refinement and creation of competitive advantages." (1/7/2019) Has Pilgrim's Pride been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about PPC stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Pilgrim's Pride earned a daily sentiment score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the company a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Pilgrim's Pride's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Pilgrim's Pride include Clorox (CLX), Kellogg (K), WOLTERS KLUWER/ADR (WTKWY), CARLSBERG AS/S (CABGY), KERRY GRP PLC/S (KRYAY), MCCORMICK & CO /SH (MKC), Church & Dwight (CHD), Molson Coors Brewing (TAP), Coca-Cola FEMSA (KOF), COCA-COLA HBC A/ADR (CCHGY), J M Smucker (SJM), Conagra Brands (CAG), George Weston (WNGRF), DAVIDE CAMPARI-/S (DVDCY) and JBS S A/S (JBSAY). Who are Pilgrim's Pride's key executives? Pilgrim's Pride's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. William W. Lovette, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 59)Mr. Fabio Sandri, Principal Accounting Officer (Age 47)Flavio Malnarcic, Chief Financial OfficerJames J. Miner Ph.D., Sr. VP of Technical Services (Age 89)Mr. Dunham Winoto, Director of Investor Relations Who are Pilgrim's Pride's major shareholders? Pilgrim's Pride's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include LSV Asset Management (4.25%), BlackRock Inc. (1.01%), Millennium Management LLC (0.69%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.56%), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (0.53%) and First Trust Advisors LP (0.51%). Company insiders that own Pilgrim's Pride stock include Michael L Cooper and William W Lovette. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Pilgrim's Pride. Which major investors are selling Pilgrim's Pride stock? PPC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Two Sigma Investments LP, Squarepoint Ops LLC, Mackay Shields LLC, Denali Advisors LLC, Two Sigma Advisers LP, New York State Common Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc. and CoreCommodity Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Pilgrim's Pride. Which major investors are buying Pilgrim's Pride stock? PPC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, QS Investors LLC, Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC, Gotham Asset Management LLC and Assenagon Asset Management S.A.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Pilgrim's Pride. How do I buy shares of Pilgrim's Pride? Shares of PPC 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 Pilgrim's Pride's stock price today? One share of PPC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $20.22. How big of a company is Pilgrim's Pride? Pilgrim's Pride has a market capitalization of $5.03 billion and generates $10.94 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $247.94 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.28 on an earnings per share basis. Pilgrim's Pride employs 51,300 workers across the globe. What is Pilgrim's Pride's official website? The official website for Pilgrim's Pride is http://www.pilgrims.com. How can I contact Pilgrim's Pride? Pilgrim's Pride's mailing address is 1770 PROMONTORY CIRCLE, GREELEY CO, 80634. The company can be reached via phone at 970-506-8000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Pilgrim's Pride (NASDAQ PPC)Community Ranking: 2.2 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 228 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 285 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 513MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Pilgrim's Pride and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PPC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PPC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. 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