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Sanderson Farms Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.32 (-0.17%)
(As of 11/26/2021 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
77,728 shs
Average Volume
235,044 shs
Market Capitalization
$4.17 billion
P/E Ratio
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About Sanderson Farms

Sanderson Farms, Inc. is a poultry processing company, which engages in the production, processing, marketing, and distribution of fresh, frozen, further processed, and partially cooked chicken products. It operates through the following divisions: Production, Processing, and Foods. The Production division refers to the production of chickens to the broiler stage. The Processing division involves the processing, sale, and distribution of chickens. The Foods division comprises the processing, marketing, and distribution of prepared chicken items sold nationally and regionally. It offers its products under the brand Sanderson Farms. The company was founded by Dewey R. Sanderson, Dewey R. Sanderson, Jr. and Joe Frank Sanderson in 1947 and is headquartered in Laurel, MS.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Poultry slaughtering & processing
Packaged Foods & Meats
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.56 billion
Cash Flow
$7.06 per share
Book Value
$63.82 per share


Net Income
$28.27 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$4.17 billion

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Social Links


Overall MarketRank

1.93 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

109th out of 185 stocks

Poultry Slaughtering & Processing Industry

4th out of 4 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 4.0Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sanderson Farms a buy right now?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sanderson Farms in the last twelve months. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Sanderson Farms stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in SAFM, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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How has Sanderson Farms' stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Sanderson Farms' stock was trading at $123.50 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, SAFM shares have increased by 51.2% and is now trading at $186.69.
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When is Sanderson Farms' next earnings date?

Sanderson Farms is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, December 16th 2021.
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How were Sanderson Farms' earnings last quarter?

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 25th. The company reported $7.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $6.73 by $0.65. The business earned $1.35 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.28 billion. Sanderson Farms had a net margin of 6.90% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 19.68%. The business's revenue was up 41.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.48 earnings per share.
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How often does Sanderson Farms pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Sanderson Farms?

Sanderson Farms declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 23rd. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 5th will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Tuesday, October 19th. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 4th.
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Is Sanderson Farms a good dividend stock?

Sanderson Farms pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.94%. Sanderson Farms does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Sanderson Farms is 13.13%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Sanderson Farms will have a dividend payout ratio of 9.69% next year. This indicates that Sanderson Farms will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for SAFM?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Sanderson Farms' stock. Their forecasts range from $140.00 to $203.00. On average, they expect Sanderson Farms' stock price to reach $194.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.9% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Sanderson Farms' key executives?

Sanderson Farms' management team includes the following people:
  • Joe Frank Sanderson, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • Lampkin Butts, President, Chief Operating Officer & Director
  • Mike Cockrell, CFO, Treasurer, Director & Chief Legal Officer
  • Robert F. Rosa, Chief Financial Analyst
  • Hilary Burroughs, Director-Marketing

What is Joe F. Sanderson Jr.'s approval rating as Sanderson Farms' CEO?

125 employees have rated Sanderson Farms CEO Joe F. Sanderson Jr. on Glassdoor.com. Joe F. Sanderson Jr. has an approval rating of 81% among Sanderson Farms' employees.

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 Walmart (WMT), Walt Disney (DIS), Pfizer (PFE), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Intel (INTC), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AT&T (T), PepsiCo (PEP), QUALCOMM (QCOM) and NVIDIA (NVDA).

What is Sanderson Farms' stock symbol?

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

Who are Sanderson Farms' major shareholders?

Sanderson Farms' stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.89%), Magnetar Financial LLC (3.47%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.47%), Wellington Management Group LLP (2.40%), Westchester Capital Management LLC (1.90%) and Alpine Associates Management Inc. (1.70%). Company insiders that own Sanderson Farms stock include John Bierbusse, Phil K Livingston and Toni D Cooley.
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Which major investors are selling Sanderson Farms stock?

SAFM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., Wellington Management Group LLP, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Royal Bank of Canada, Chartwell Investment Partners LLC, Van ECK Associates Corp, Russell Investments Group Ltd., and Citadel Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Sanderson Farms company stock in the last year include Phil K Livingston, and Toni D Cooley.
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Which major investors are buying Sanderson Farms stock?

SAFM stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Magnetar Financial LLC, Westchester Capital Management LLC, Alpine Associates Management Inc., FIL Ltd, CNH Partners LLC, Water Island Capital LLC, Assetmark Inc., and TIG Advisors LLC.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Sanderson Farms' stock price today?

One share of SAFM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $186.69.

How much money does Sanderson Farms make?

Sanderson Farms has a market capitalization of $4.17 billion and generates $3.56 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $28.27 million in net income (profit) each year or $13.40 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Sanderson Farms have?

Sanderson Farms employs 17,445 workers across the globe.

When was Sanderson Farms founded?

Sanderson Farms was founded in 1947.

What is Sanderson Farms' official website?

The official website for Sanderson Farms is www.sandersonfarms.com.

Where are Sanderson Farms' headquarters?

Sanderson Farms is headquartered at 127 FLYNT ROAD, LAUREL MS, 39443.

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 or via fax at 601-426-1461.

This page was last updated on 11/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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