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 the preparation, processing, marketing and distribution of processed and prepared chicken items. The Company sells ice pack, chill pack, bulk pack and frozen chicken, in whole, cut-up and boneless form, primarily under the Sanderson Farms brand name to retailers, distributors and casual dining operators principally in the southeastern, southwestern, northeastern and western United States, and to customers reselling frozen chicken into export markets. The Company conducts its chicken operations through Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Production Division) and Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Processing Division), and its prepared chicken business through Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Foods Division). Its prepared chicken product line includes approximately 70 institutional and consumer packaged partially cooked or marinated chicken items.

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: $95.70
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $93.76
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $89.57
  • 52-Week Range: $64.54 - $99.40
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.35
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.13
  • P/E Growth: 0.22
  • Market Cap: $2.16B
  • Outstanding Shares: 22,578,000
  • Beta: 0.05
  • Net Margins: 5.19%
  • Return on Equity: 13.06%
  • Return on Assets: 10.75%
  • Current Ratio: 4.07%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.60%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.83)
Consensus Price Target: $78.33 (18.15% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
5/27/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$96.00 -> $95.00View Rating Details
3/15/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.DowngradeNeutral -> Sell$75.00View Rating Details
2/26/2016BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$72.00 -> $86.00View Rating Details
12/15/2015Jefferies GroupInitiated CoverageUnderperform$60.00View Rating Details
12/3/2015Credit Agricole SAUpgradeUnderperform -> Outperform$69.00 -> $80.00View Rating Details
11/20/2015SidotiDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$97.00 -> $74.00View Rating Details
5/5/2015StephensUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$95.00View Rating Details
4/24/2015Cleveland ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
4/6/2015KeyCorpDowngradeSector Weight -> Underweight$65.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/27/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
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)


Earnings Estimates for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.3900 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $8.6000 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 20162$1.71$1.79$1.75
Q1 20172$1.04$1.06$1.05
Q2 20172$1.39$1.51$1.45
Q3 20172$0.76$1.80$1.28
Q4 20172$1.51$1.77$1.64
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
Annual Dividend:$0.88
Dividend Yield:0.92%
Payout Ratio:14.15% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
11.91% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
10.23% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.45%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 93.29%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)


Latest Headlines for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
DateHeadline logoWho Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space on September 22? (NASDAQ:SAFM) - September 23 at 6:37 PM logoHilliard Lyons Upgrades J.M. Smucker Company to ‘Neutral’ (NASDAQ:SAFM) - September 23 at 6:37 PM logoSanderson Farms Has Declared Its Quarterly Dividends (NASDAQ:SAFM) - September 23 at 6:37 PM logoIs Sanderson Farms (SAFM) Stock a Solid Choice Right Now? - Nasdaq (NASDAQ:SAFM) - September 23 at 11:50 AM logoSanderson Farms to Pay Special Dividend, Ups Regular Rate (NASDAQ:SAFM) - September 23 at 11:50 AM logoIs Sanderson Farms (SAFM) Stock a Solid Choice Right Now? (NASDAQ:SAFM) - September 23 at 11:50 AM logoSanderson Farms, Inc. Announces Increase in Quarterly Dividend and Declares Special Dividend (NASDAQ:SAFM) - September 22 at 6:50 PM logoSanderson Farms announces new special dividend (NASDAQ:SAFM) - September 22 at 1:01 PM
News IconSanderson Farms Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (NASDAQ:SAFM) - Petro Global News 24 (NASDAQ:SAFM) - September 22 at 11:58 AM logoCan Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) Stock Hit Price Target Of $117? - Investor Newswire (NASDAQ:SAFM) - September 22 at 11:58 AM logo4 Consumer Staples Stocks Ideal for Value Investors (NASDAQ:SAFM) - September 15 at 7:15 PM featured highlights: Sanderson Farms, Edwards Lifesciences, Broadcom Limited, Finisar and Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NASDAQ:SAFM) - September 15 at 10:46 AM
News IconSanderson Farms Inc. (SAFM) Trading 0.4% Higher | NewsDen - NewsDen (NASDAQ:SAFM) - September 14 at 7:19 PM logoETF’s with exposure to Sanderson Farms, Inc. : September 14, 2016 (NASDAQ:SAFM) - September 14 at 11:32 AM
News IconSanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM): How Are Analysts Advising to Play This Stock? - Post News (NASDAQ:SAFM) - September 12 at 11:54 AM logoSANDERSON FARMS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events (NASDAQ:SAFM) - September 7 at 10:50 AM logoSanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) Held $196.659 In Cash ... - Stocks Daily (NASDAQ:SAFM) - September 3 at 6:19 PM logoInsiders Are Selling – Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) - Finance Daily (NASDAQ:SAFM) - September 2 at 7:03 PM logoETF’s with exposure to Sanderson Farms, Inc. : August 31, 2016 (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 31 at 12:28 PM logoSANDERSON FARMS INC Financials (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 30 at 7:05 PM logoSANDERSON FARMS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhib (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 29 at 7:02 PM
News IconNotable Runners – Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM ... - Money News (press release) (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 27 at 11:22 AM logoSanderson Farms, Inc. :SAFM-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : August 26, 2016 (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 26 at 10:11 AM logoNoticeable Stocks: Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM), Aoxin Tianli Group Inc (NASDAQ:ABAC), Cresud ... - iStreetWire (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 25 at 7:29 PM logoSay Goodbye to Fatter Chickens as Producers Avoid ‘Woody’ Meat (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 25 at 7:29 PM logoSanderson Farms : posts 3Q profit (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 25 at 12:20 PM logoSanderson Farms Inc Profit Rises 8% In Q3 (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 25 at 12:20 PM logoSanderson Farms posts 3Q profit (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 25 at 12:20 PM logoSanderson Farms, Inc. Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal 2016 (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 25 at 12:20 PM logoBRIEF-Sanderson Farms Q3 EPS $2.42 (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 25 at 8:24 AM logo5 Stocks to Combat Election Year Uncertainty (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 24 at 10:19 AM logoWall Street Analysts’ Recommendations for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 23 at 11:45 AM logoBig Lots (BIG) to Report Q2 Earnings: What's in Store? (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 23 at 11:45 AM logoNotable Monday Option Activity: ZOES, FMI, SAFM (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 22 at 7:09 PM logoWhat Could Benefit Sanderson Farms’ Revenue in Fiscal 3Q16? (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 22 at 11:49 AM logoWill Sanderson Farms’ Fiscal 3Q16 Earnings Exceed Estimates? (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 22 at 11:49 AM logoCLSA Upgrades Rating On Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM) To "Buy" - Finance Daily (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 20 at 6:52 PM logoWhat Impacted Sanderson Farms’ Results Last Quarter? (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 19 at 10:09 AM logoFirmer Chicken Pricing Encourages CLSA To Upgrade Sanderson Farms To Buy (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 18 at 7:30 PM logoSanderson Farms upgraded by CLSA (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 18 at 7:30 PM logoHow Has Hormel Foods’ Stock Performed since Its 2Q16 Results? (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 16 at 10:33 AM logoSanderson Farms, Inc. to Host Its Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 Conference Call (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 11 at 7:45 PM logoWill Food Cost Deflation Dampen Sysco's (SYY) Q4 Earnings? (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 10 at 10:24 AM
News IconOn Investments: Berkshire makes the cut in retooled ‘Sane Portfolio’ (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 9 at 10:29 AM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Evertec, Sanderson Farms and Brown & Brown - Forbes (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 3 at 7:38 PM
News IconSanderson Farms seeks to expose 'misleading marketing' campaigns (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 3 at 10:33 AM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Evertec, Sanderson Farms and Brown & Brown (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 3 at 10:33 AM logoSanderson Farms Takes on Misleading Food Labels (NASDAQ:SAFM) - August 1 at 9:31 AM logoSanderson Farms, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SAFM-US : July 29, 2016 (NASDAQ:SAFM) - July 29 at 8:41 AM logoSanderson Farms : Recognized for Making a Difference in Employees’ Health and Well-being (NASDAQ:SAFM) - July 28 at 7:33 PM


Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM) Chart for Tuesday, September, 27, 2016

Last Updated on 9/27/2016 by Staff