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NASDAQ:SAFM - Sanderson Farms Stock Price, Forecast & News

-1.63 (-1.29 %)
(As of 02/28/2020 01:09 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $124.43
50-Day Range
MA: $145.60
52-Week Range
Now: $124.43
Volume952,100 shs
Average Volume422,600 shs
Market Capitalization$2.77 billion
P/E Ratio52.50
Dividend Yield1.02%
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.44 billion
Cash Flow$8.76 per share
Book Value$63.99 per share


Net Income$53.29 million


Market Cap$2.77 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A

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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 Friday, January 17th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 28th will be given a dividend of $0.32 per share on Tuesday, February 11th. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.03%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 27th. View Sanderson Farms' Dividend History.

How will Sanderson Farms' stock buyback program work?

Sanderson Farms announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program on Thursday, May 31st 2018, which permits the company to buyback 2,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Sanderson Farms' earnings last quarter?

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 27th. The company reported ($1.76) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($1.06) by $0.70. The business earned $823.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $802.99 million. Sanderson Farms had a net margin of 1.55% and a return on equity of 3.94%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 10.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($0.82) EPS. View Sanderson Farms' Earnings History.

What price target have analysts set for SAFM?

8 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Sanderson Farms' stock. Their forecasts range from $127.00 to $197.00. On average, they expect Sanderson Farms' share price to reach $157.14 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 26.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Sanderson Farms.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Sanderson Farms?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sanderson Farms in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Sanderson Farms.

Has Sanderson Farms been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about SAFM stock have been trending very negative this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public 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 -3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Sanderson Farms.

Are investors shorting Sanderson Farms?

Sanderson Farms saw a increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,310,000 shares, an increase of 13.8% from the December 31st total of 2,030,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 344,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.7 days. Currently, 11.7% of the company's stock are short sold. View Sanderson Farms' Current Options Chain.

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 Pfizer (PFE), Walt Disney (DIS), AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), QUALCOMM (QCOM), IBM (IBM), Walmart (WMT), Intel (INTC), PepsiCo (PEP) and Alibaba Group (BABA).

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 a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Renaissance Technologies LLC (4.22%), State Street Corp (3.90%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (3.01%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.57%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (2.00%) and Nuance Investments LLC (1.92%). Company insiders that own Sanderson Farms stock include John Bierbusse, Jones Gail Pittman, Lampkin Butts, 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 Victory Capital Management Inc., Nuance Investments LLC, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, AJO LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Janus Henderson Group PLC. Company insiders that have sold Sanderson Farms company stock in the last year include Lampkin Butts, Phil K Livingston and Robert C Khayat. 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 Point72 Asset Management L.P., Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, Artemis Investment Management LLP, Scout Investments Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, Man Group plc, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. and Amundi Pioneer Asset 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Sanderson Farms' stock price today?

One share of SAFM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $124.43.

How big of a company is Sanderson Farms?

Sanderson Farms has a market capitalization of $2.77 billion and generates $3.44 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $53.29 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.51 on an earnings per share basis. Sanderson Farms employs 17,055 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Sanderson Farms.

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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  309 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  384 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  693
MarketBeat'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 2/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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