Sanderson Farms Company Profile (NASDAQ:SAFM)

About Sanderson Farms

Sanderson Farms logoSanderson Farms, Inc. is a poultry processing company. The Company is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken, and also preparation, processing, marketing and distribution of processed and minimally prepared chicken. It sells ice pack, chill pack, bulk pack and frozen chicken, in whole, cut-up and boneless form, under the Sanderson Farms brand name to retailers, distributors, casual dining operators, customers reselling frozen chicken into export markets. The Company, through its subsidiaries, Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Production Division) and Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Processing Division), conducts its chicken operations. Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Production Division) is engaged in the production of chickens to the broiler-stage. Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Foods Division) is engaged in the processing, sale and distribution of chickens. The Company, through Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Foods Division), conducts its prepared chicken business.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Food - Major Diversified
  • Sub-Industry: Packaged Foods & Meats
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: SAFM
  • CUSIP: 80001310
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $94.44
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $92.55
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $91.26
  • 52-Week Range: $74.07 - $99.40
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.57
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.64
  • P/E Growth: 0.84
  • Market Cap: $2.15B
  • Outstanding Shares: 22,739,000
  • Beta: 0.34
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 6.71%
  • Return on Equity: 16.94%
  • Return on Assets: 14.02%
Debt:
  • Current Ratio: 4.14%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.65%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 2 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.20)
Consensus Price Target: $93.20 (1.31% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
12/12/2016SidotiUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$112.00View Rating Details
12/5/2016DA DavidsonUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$103.00 -> $98.00View Rating Details
12/2/2016KeyCorpInitiated CoverageSector WeightView Rating Details
5/27/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$96.00 -> $95.00View Rating Details
3/15/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)DowngradeNeutral -> Sell$75.00View Rating Details
2/26/2016BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$72.00 -> $86.00View Rating Details
12/15/2015Jefferies Group LLCInitiated CoverageUnderperform$60.00View Rating Details
5/5/2015StephensUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$95.00View Rating Details
4/24/2015Cleveland ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/24/2017        
2/23/2017Q117$1.42$1.02$695.66 million$688.35 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/15/2016Q416$2.66$3.36$790.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/25/2016Q316$2.11$2.42$749.76 million$728.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/26/2016Q216$1.62$2.11$671.61 million$692.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q116$0.45$0.47$588.77 million$605.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/17/2015Q415$1.35$1.22$696.98 million$679.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/25/2015Q315$2.87$2.27$763.03 million$739.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/28/2015Q215$3.50$3.13$721.34 million$716.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2015Q115$2.62$2.87$638.92 million$667.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/18/2014Q414$3.87$4.04$753.28 million$760.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/26/2014Q314$3.82$3.30$766.63 million$768.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/29/2014Q214$1.68$2.21$620.99 million$660.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2014Q114$0.85$1.25$573.11 million$584.88 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/17/2013Q413$2.28$1.97$726.38 million$727.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/27/2013Q3 2013$2.62$2.95$722.45 million$739.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/30/2013Q2 2013$0.71$1.06$610.93 million$621.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/21/2013Q1 2013($0.31)$559.30 million$605.43 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/18/2012Q4 2012$0.32$0.41$635.75 million$648.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/28/2012Q312$1.20$1.25$619.93 million$624.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/29/2012$0.85$1.04ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2012($0.10)($0.36)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/20/2011($0.46)($0.70)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/25/2011($0.85)($1.86)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/24/2011($0.85)($0.56)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2011($0.33)($0.87)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/14/2010$1.72$2.08$521.13 million$529.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $8.18 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $8.11 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20164$0.20$1.18$0.63
Q2 20162$1.34$1.39$1.37
Q3 20163$2.47$2.80$2.66
Q4 20163$1.79$2.80$2.33
Q1 20173$1.20$1.34$1.29
Q2 20172$1.67$2.12$1.90
Q3 20173$1.89$2.52$2.21
Q4 20173$2.00$3.11$2.57
Q1 20181$1.63$1.63$1.63
Q2 20181$1.85$1.85$1.85
Q3 20181$2.56$2.56$2.56
Q4 20181$1.39$1.39$1.39
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
Annual Dividend:$0.96
Dividend Yield:1.02%
Payout Ratio:11.48% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
11.74% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
11.84% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
1/19/2017quarterly$0.241.06%1/27/20171/31/20172/14/2017
9/22/2016special$1.001.01%9/30/201610/4/201610/18/2016
7/28/2016quarterly$0.221%8/5/20168/9/20168/23/2016
4/28/2016quarterly$0.220.96%5/6/20165/10/20165/24/2016
1/21/2016quarterly$0.221.13%1/29/20162/2/20162/16/2016
9/16/2015special$0.501.27%9/25/20159/29/201510/13/2015
7/23/2015quarterly$0.221.32%7/31/20158/4/20158/18/2015
4/23/2015quarterly$0.221.16%5/1/20155/5/20155/19/2015
1/22/2015quarterly$0.221.06%1/30/20152/3/20152/17/2015
9/18/2014quarterly$0.220.97%9/26/20149/30/201410/14/2014
7/24/2014quarterly$0.200.79%8/1/20148/5/20148/19/2014
4/24/2014quarterly$0.200.98%5/2/20145/6/20145/20/2014
1/23/2014quarterly$0.201.07%1/31/20142/4/20142/18/2014
9/19/2013quarterly$0.201.18%9/27/201310/1/201310/15/2013
7/25/2013quarterly$0.170.96%8/2/20138/6/20138/20/2013
4/25/2013quarterly$0.171.13%5/3/20135/7/20135/21/2013
1/24/2013quarterly$0.171.36%2/1/20132/5/20132/19/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.66%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 98.46%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/24/2017Robert C KhayatDirectorSell1,210$93.81$113,510.10View SEC Filing  
8/26/2016John BierbusseDirectorSell750$97.00$72,750.00View SEC Filing  
6/20/2016Jones Gail PittmanDirectorSell125$82.15$10,268.75View SEC Filing  
3/29/2016John BierbusseDirectorSell750$88.35$66,262.50View SEC Filing  
12/21/2015Jones Gail PittmanDirectorSell325$76.81$24,963.25View SEC Filing  
6/8/2015Beverly W HoganDirectorSell6,824$75.81$517,327.44View SEC Filing  
12/19/2014John BierbusseDirectorSell2,285$85.14$194,544.90View SEC Filing  
6/9/2014Fred L Banks JrDirectorSell2,000$93.74$187,480.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2014Dianne MooneyDirectorSell6,010$97.37$585,193.70View SEC Filing  
3/28/2014Fred Banks, Jr.DirectorSell2,000$76.50$153,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/28/2014D Michael CockrellCFOSell5,287$77.23$408,315.01View SEC Filing  
2/28/2014Phil LivingstonDirectorSell3,500$77.54$271,390.00View SEC Filing  
2/26/2014Robert KhayatDirectorSell4,608$77.24$355,921.92View SEC Filing  
9/16/2013Phil LivingstonDirectorSell2,000$65.59$131,180.00View SEC Filing  
8/28/2013Phil LivingstonDirectorSell1,000$64.28$64,280.00View SEC Filing  
6/28/2013D Michael CockrellCFOSell2,682$66.86$179,318.52View SEC Filing  
6/13/2013Lampkin ButtsCOOSell11,000$70.01$770,110.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2013Lampkin ButtsCOOSell10,000$71.18$711,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2013Dianne MooneyDirectorSell5,040$71.13$358,495.20View SEC Filing  
5/31/2013John BierbusseDirectorSell1,756$69.16$121,444.96View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
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4-traders.com logoSanderson Farms : misses Street 1Q forecasts (NASDAQ:SAFM)
www.4-traders.com - February 24 at 9:33 PM
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streetinsider.com logoSanderson Farms (SAFM) Misses Q1 EPS by 40c (NASDAQ:SAFM)
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finance.yahoo.com - February 10 at 1:34 AM
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capitalcube.com logoSanderson Farms, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SAFM-US : February 7, 2017 (NASDAQ:SAFM)
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finance.yahoo.com logoSanderson Farms, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend (NASDAQ:SAFM)
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seekingalpha.com - January 19 at 11:49 AM
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What is Sanderson Farms' stock symbol?

Sanderson Farms trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SAFM."

How often does Sanderson Farms pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Sanderson Farms?

Sanderson Farms declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 19th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.24 per share on Tuesday, February 14th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, January 27th. This is a positive change from Sanderson Farms's previous quarterly dividend of $0.22.

Where is Sanderson Farms' stock going? Where will Sanderson Farms' stock price be in 2017?

5 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for Sanderson Farms' shares. Their predictions range from $75.00 to $112.00. On average, they expect Sanderson Farms' stock price to reach $93.20 in the next twelve months.

When will Sanderson Farms announce their earnings?

Sanderson Farms is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May, 24th 2017.

Who owns Sanderson Farms stock?

Sanderson Farms' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock, Inc (10.40%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (4.25%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.24%), Royce & Associates LP (2.12%), Allianz Asset Management AG (2.03%) and State Street Corp (2.01%). Company insiders that own Sanderson Farms stock include Beverly W Hogan, John Bierbusse, Jones Gail Pittman and Robert C Khayat.

Who sold Sanderson Farms stock? Who is selling Sanderson Farms stock?

Sanderson Farms' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC, Allianz Asset Management AG, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, Royce & Associates LP, AQR Capital Management LLC, Franklin Resources Inc., Federated Investors Inc. PA and Cantab Capital Partners LLP. Company insiders that have sold Sanderson Farms stock in the last year include John Bierbusse, Jones Gail Pittman and Robert C Khayat.

Who bought Sanderson Farms stock? Who is buying Sanderson Farms stock?

Sanderson Farms' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., Renaissance Technologies LLC, DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Numeric Investors LLC, State Street Corp, A.R.T. Advisors LLC and Putnam Investments LLC.

How do I buy Sanderson Farms stock?

Shares of Sanderson Farms can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Sanderson Farms stock cost?

One share of Sanderson Farms stock can currently be purchased for approximately $94.44.

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Last Updated on 2/25/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff