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Sanderson Farms Stock Forecast, Price & News

+2.63 (+1.88 %)
(As of 01/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $142.25
50-Day Range
MA: $134.70
52-Week Range
Now: $142.25
Volume298,382 shs
Average Volume234,177 shs
Market Capitalization$3.18 billion
P/E Ratio112.90
Dividend Yield1.26%
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.
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Overall MarketRank

1.67 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

59th out of 301 stocks

Poultry Slaughtering & Processing Industry

3rd out of 5 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.2Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 0.8Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Poultry slaughtering & processing
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats
Current SymbolNASDAQ:SAFM



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.56 billion
Cash Flow$7.88 per share
Book Value$63.82 per share


Net Income$28.27 million


Market Cap$3.18 billion
Next Earnings Date2/25/2021 (Estimated)
+2.63 (+1.88 %)
(As of 01/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Sanderson Farms' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Sanderson Farms' stock was trading at $123.50 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, SAFM stock has increased by 15.2% and is now trading at $142.25.
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Is Sanderson Farms a buy right now?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sanderson Farms in the last twelve months. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings 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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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Sanderson Farms?

Wall Street analysts have given Sanderson Farms a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Sanderson Farms wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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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.

When is Sanderson Farms' next earnings date?

Sanderson Farms is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 25th 2021.
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How were Sanderson Farms' earnings last quarter?

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, December, 16th. The company reported $1.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.12 by $1.14. The business earned $940 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $902.11 million. Sanderson Farms had a negative trailing twelve-month return on equity of 0.66% and a net margin of 0.79%. The company's revenue was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.95) EPS.
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How often does Sanderson Farms pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Sanderson Farms?

Sanderson Farms announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 21st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Tuesday, February 16th. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.24%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 1st.
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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 1.26%.
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What price target have analysts set for SAFM?

10 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Sanderson Farms' stock. Their forecasts range from $120.00 to $168.00. On average, they expect Sanderson Farms' stock price to reach $145.11 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.0% from the stock's current price.
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Who are some of Sanderson Farms' key competitors?

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

Who are Sanderson Farms' key executives?

Sanderson Farms' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Joe F. Sanderson Jr., Chairman & CEO (Age 73, Pay $1.7M)
  • Mr. Lampkin Butts, Pres & Director (Age 70, Pay $842.95k)
  • Mr. D. Michael Cockrell, CFO, Chief Legal Officer, Treasurer & Director (Age 63, Pay $696.89k)
  • Mr. Timothy F. Rigney, Corp. Sec., Chief Accounting Officer & Controller (Age 57, Pay $356.02k)
  • Mr. Edward Chisholm, Principal Operating Officer (Age 53)
  • Mr. Brian Romano, Director of Admin. & HR
  • Ms. Robin Robinson, Director of Organization Devel. & Corp. Communication
  • Ms. Hilary Burroughs, Director of Marketing
  • Mr. Bob Rosa, Chief Financial Analyst

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 investors include Westbourne Investment Advisors Inc. (0.07%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.01%), Exchange Traded Concepts LLC (0.01%), Pacer Advisors Inc. (0.01%), Crescent Capital Consulting LLC (0.01%) and Arden Trust Co (0.01%). Company insiders that own Sanderson Farms stock include John Bierbusse, Lampkin Butts, Phil K Livingston and Robert C Khayat.
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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 Pacer Advisors Inc., Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. Company insiders that have sold Sanderson Farms company stock in the last year include John Bierbusse, and Phil K Livingston.
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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 Crescent Capital Consulting LLC, Arden Trust Co, International Assets Investment Management LLC, Westbourne Investment Advisors Inc., and Exchange Traded Concepts 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.

What is Sanderson Farms' stock price today?

One share of SAFM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $142.25.

How big of a company is Sanderson Farms?

Sanderson Farms has a market capitalization of $3.18 billion and generates $3.56 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $28.27 million in net income (profit) each year or ($0.41) on an earnings per share basis. Sanderson Farms employs 17,445 workers across the globe.

What is Sanderson Farms' official website?

The official website for Sanderson Farms is 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.

This page was last updated on 1/24/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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