NASDAQ:SAFM - Sanderson Farms Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $119.19 -1.47 (-1.22 %) (As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$119.19Today's Range$118.39 - $120.7252-Week Range$93.98 - $128.88Volume353,830 shsAverage Volume316,252 shsMarket Capitalization$2.64 billionP/E Ratio39.47Dividend Yield1.06%Beta0.79 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Sanderson Farms, Inc., an integrated poultry processing company, produces, processes, markets, and distributes fresh, frozen, and prepared chicken products in the United States. The company sells ice-packed, chill-packed, bulk-packed, and frozen chicken primarily under the Sanderson Farms brand name to retailers, distributors, and casual dining operators in the southeastern, southwestern, northeastern, and western United States, as well as to customers who resell frozen chicken into export markets. Its prepared chicken product line includes institutional and consumer packaged partially cooked or marinated chicken items for distributors and food service establishments. Sanderson Farms, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Laurel, Mississippi. Receive SAFM News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for SAFM and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Poultry slaughtering & processing Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats SectorConsumer Staples Current SymbolNASDAQ:SAFM Previous Symbol CUSIP80001310 CIK812128 Webwww.sandersonfarms.com Phone601-649-4030Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio2.85 Quick Ratio1.64Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio39.47 Forward P/E Ratio119.19 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$3.24 billion Price / Sales0.82 Cash Flow$8.4712 per share Price / Cash Flow14.07 Book Value$60.77 per share Price / Book1.96Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.02 Net Income$61.43 million Net Margins1.90% Return on Equity2.10% Return on Assets1.79%Miscellaneous Employees15,104 Outstanding Shares22,150,000Market Cap$2.64 billion Next Earnings Date2/26/2019 (Confirmed) OptionableOptionable Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM) Frequently Asked Questions 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 17th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 29th will be given a dividend of $0.32 per share on Tuesday, February 12th. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 28th. View Sanderson Farms' Dividend History. How will Sanderson Farms' stock buyback program work? Sanderson Farms declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Thursday, May 31st 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback 2,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Sanderson Farms' earnings last quarter? Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) issued its earnings results on Thursday, December, 20th. The company reported ($1.63) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($1.09) by $0.54. The firm had revenue of $798 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $787.31 million. Sanderson Farms had a net margin of 1.90% and a return on equity of 2.10%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 13.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $3.20 EPS. View Sanderson Farms' Earnings History. When is Sanderson Farms' next earnings date? Sanderson Farms is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Sanderson Farms. How can I listen to Sanderson Farms' earnings call? Sanderson Farms will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, February 26th at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8885998686. What price target have analysts set for SAFM? 10 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Sanderson Farms' shares. Their forecasts range from $77.00 to $130.00. On average, they expect Sanderson Farms' share price to reach $100.4444 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 15.7%. View Analyst Price Targets for Sanderson Farms. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Sanderson Farms? 10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sanderson Farms in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Sanderson Farms. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Sanderson Farms stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Sanderson Farms stock: 1. Jefferies Financial Group Inc analysts commented, "SAFM is scheduled to report fiscal 4Q18 (Oct) results this Thursday. We expect weak 4Q18 results and for the trend to continue into FY19 owing to an oversupply of chicken (weak demand and to a lesser extent supply growth) which has resulted in a significant decline in chicken prices. With processing capacity slated to expand by ~3% in 2019 and continued weak demand, we remain UW SAFM despite the stock’s underperformance." (12/19/2018) 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Sanderson Farms has lagged the industry in the past year due to its dismal surprise history that lingered in third-quarter fiscal 2018. During the quarter, both the top and the bottom lines fell year over year and missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. This marked the company’s second and fourth straight sales and earnings miss, respectively. Results were hit by low selling prices and increased costs of sales. The company witnessed soft demand for big bird boneless breast meat during the quarter, which, in turn, led to lower prices. Market prices for certain chicken products also declined owing to reduced chicken promotions at food service and retail grocery stores along with competition from other protein suppliers. Also, freight costs continued to rise, thereby hurting margins. Nonetheless, Sanderson Farms’ vast product pipeline is likely to aid sales. Also, the company’s shareholder-friendly moves are noteworthy." (12/12/2018) Has Sanderson Farms been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about SAFM stock have been trending neutral on Saturday, according to InfoTrie. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news 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. Sanderson Farms earned a daily sentiment score of 0.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Sanderson Farms' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Sanderson Farms include Campbell Soup (CPB), Lamb Weston (LW), JBS S A/S (JBSAY), WANT WANT CHINA/ADR (WWNTY), SWATCH GRP AG/ADR (SWGAY), Coty (COTY), AJINOMOTO INC/ADR (AJINY), Newell Brands (NWL), Aramark (ARMK), US Foods (USFD), Service Co. International (SCI), San Miguel (SMGBY), Tingyi (Cayman Islands) (TCYMF), Post (POST) and Ingredion (INGR). What other stocks do shareholders of Sanderson Farms own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Sanderson Farms investors own include General Electric (GE), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Pfizer (PFE), Alibaba Group (BABA), Caterpillar (CAT), Walmart (WMT), Cisco Systems (CSCO), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), UnitedHealth Group (UNH) and Gilead Sciences (GILD). Who are Sanderson Farms' key executives? Sanderson Farms' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Joe F. Sanderson Jr., Chairman & CEO (Age 71)Mr. Lampkin Butts, Pres, COO & Director (Age 68)Mr. D. Michael Cockrell, CFO, Treasurer & Director (Age 61)Mr. Timothy F. Rigney, Corp. Sec., Chief Accounting Officer & Controller (Age 55)Mr. Brian Romano, Director of Admin. & HR Who are Sanderson Farms' major shareholders? Sanderson Farms' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (10.45%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.64%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (4.54%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.40%), Northern Trust Corp (2.32%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.61%). Company insiders that own Sanderson Farms stock include D Michael Cockrell, Dianne Mooney, Fred L Banks Jr, John Bierbusse, Jones Gail Pittman, Phil K Livingston and Robert C Khayat. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Sanderson Farms. Which institutional investors are selling Sanderson Farms stock? SAFM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LSV Asset Management, APG Asset Management N.V., First Trust Advisors LP, Prudential Financial Inc., Hancock Whitney Corp, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, WS Management Lllp and United Services Automobile Association. Company insiders that have sold Sanderson Farms company stock in the last year include John Bierbusse, Jones Gail Pittman and Phil K Livingston. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sanderson Farms. Which institutional investors are buying Sanderson Farms stock? SAFM stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Millennium Management LLC, Chartwell Investment Partners LLC, Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, BlackRock Inc. and Victory Capital Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sanderson Farms. How do I buy shares of Sanderson Farms? Shares of SAFM 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 Sanderson Farms' stock price today? One share of SAFM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $119.19. How big of a company is Sanderson Farms? Sanderson Farms has a market capitalization of $2.64 billion and generates $3.24 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $61.43 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.02 on an earnings per share basis. Sanderson Farms employs 15,104 workers across the globe. What is Sanderson Farms' official website? The official website for Sanderson Farms is http://www.sandersonfarms.com. How can I contact Sanderson Farms? Sanderson Farms' mailing address is 127 FLYNT ROAD, LAUREL MS, 39443. The company can be reached via phone at 601-649-4030. MarketBeat Community Rating for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ SAFM)Community Ranking: 2.2 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 268 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 329 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 597MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Sanderson Farms and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SAFM will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SAFM will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. 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