NASDAQ:SAFM - Sanderson Farms Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $102.59 -3.84 (-3.61 %) (As of 07/16/2018 03:09 AM ET)Previous Close$102.59Today's Range$102.36 - $106.6952-Week Range$96.80 - $176.43Volume634,994 shsAverage Volume415,100 shsMarket Capitalization$2.34 billionP/E Ratio8.34Dividend Yield1.25%Beta0.39 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart 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 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 in the southeastern, southwestern, northeastern, and western United States, as well as to customers who resell frozen chicken in the 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 SymbolNASDAQ:SAFM CUSIP80001310 Webwww.sandersonfarms.com Phone601-649-4030 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio4.64 Quick Ratio3.10 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio8.34 Forward P/E Ratio15.88 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$3.34 billion Price / Sales0.70 Cash Flow$17.4770 per share Price / Cash5.87 Book Value$63.00 per share Price / Book1.63 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$12.30 Net Income$279.74 million Net Margins8.20% Return on Equity16.79% Return on Assets14.09% Miscellaneous Employees14,669 Outstanding Shares22,840,000Market Cap$2,342.75 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 19th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.32 per share on Tuesday, May 15th. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 30th. View Sanderson Farms' Dividend History. How will Sanderson Farms' stock buyback program work? Sanderson Farms announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Thursday, May 31st 2018, which allows the company to buyback 2,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were Sanderson Farms' earnings last quarter? Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 24th. The company reported $1.84 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.51 by $0.67. The business earned $813.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $839.64 million. Sanderson Farms had a net margin of 8.20% and a return on equity of 16.79%. Sanderson Farms's revenue was up 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $2.94 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 Wednesday, August, 22nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Sanderson Farms. What price target have analysts set for SAFM? 9 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Sanderson Farms' stock. Their forecasts range from $89.00 to $170.00. On average, they expect Sanderson Farms' stock price to reach $111.75 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 8.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Sanderson Farms. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Sanderson Farms? 9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sanderson Farms in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." Who are some of Sanderson Farms' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Sanderson Farms include US Foods (USFD), Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF), PINNACLE FOODS INC Common Stock (PF), Ingredion (INGR), Service Co. International (SCI), REMY COINTREAU/ADR (REMYY), JBS S A/S (JBSAY), San Miguel (SMGBY), Post (POST), 51job (JOBS), Square Enix (SQNXF), Glanbia (GLAPY), COCA COLA AMATI/ADR (CCLAY), National Beverage (FIZZ) and BRF S.A. common stock (BRFS). Who are Sanderson Farms' key executives? Sanderson Farms' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Joe F. Sanderson Jr., Chairman & CEO (Age 70)Mr. Lampkin Butts, Pres, COO & Director (Age 67)Mr. D. Michael Cockrell, CFO, Treasurer & Director (Age 60)Mr. Timothy F. Rigney, Corp. Sec., Chief Accounting Officer & Controller (Age 54)Mr. Brian Romano, Director of Admin. Has Sanderson Farms been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about SAFM stock have been trending positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sanderson Farms earned a daily sentiment score of 0.36 on Accern's scale. They also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.05 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are Sanderson Farms' major shareholders? Sanderson Farms' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Empowered Funds LLC (0.14%), American National Bank (0.11%), Midas Management Corp (0.09%), KAMES CAPITAL plc (0.06%), Adams Asset Advisors LLC (0.04%) and First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. (0.01%). 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 buying Sanderson Farms stock? SAFM stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Midas Management Corp, American National Bank, Adams Asset Advisors LLC, Empowered Funds LLC, KAMES CAPITAL plc and First Citizens Bank & Trust Co.. 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 $102.59. How big of a company is Sanderson Farms? Sanderson Farms has a market capitalization of $2.34 billion and generates $3.34 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $279.74 million in net income (profit) each year or $12.30 on an earnings per share basis. Sanderson Farms employs 14,669 workers across the globe. 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: 2.1 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 218 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 289 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 507MarketBeat'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. This page was last updated on 7/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are Closed-End Mutual Funds?