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NASDAQ:SAFMSanderson Farms Stock Price, Forecast & News

$140.11
-0.11 (-0.08 %)
(As of 05/28/2020 11:45 AM ET)
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$136.72
Now: $140.11
$143.88
50-Day Range
$115.31
MA: $133.27
$147.07
52-Week Range
$102.13
Now: $140.11
$179.45
Volume151,055 shs
Average Volume296,670 shs
Market Capitalization$3.12 billion
P/E Ratio97.98
Dividend Yield0.92%
Beta0.68
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.05 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Poultry slaughtering & processing
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats
SectorConsumer Staples
Current SymbolNASDAQ:SAFM
CUSIP80001310
Phone601-649-4030

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.44 billion
Cash Flow$9.28 per share
Book Value$63.99 per share

Profitability

Net Income$53.29 million

Miscellaneous

Employees17,055
Market Cap$3.12 billion
Next Earnings Date5/28/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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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 Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, SAFM shares have increased by 13.4% and is now trading at $140.11. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Sanderson Farms?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sanderson Farms in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for Sanderson Farms.

When is Sanderson Farms' next earnings date?

Sanderson Farms is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 28th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Sanderson Farms.

How were Sanderson Farms' earnings last quarter?

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 27th. The company reported ($1.76) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($1.06) by $0.70. The company earned $823.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $802.99 million. Sanderson Farms had a net margin of 0.92% and a return on equity of 2.47%. Sanderson Farms's quarterly revenue was up 10.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.82) EPS. View Sanderson Farms' earnings history.

How often does Sanderson Farms pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Sanderson Farms?

Sanderson Farms announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 17th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, April 28th will be given a dividend of $0.32 per share on Tuesday, May 12th. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 27th. 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 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 repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for SAFM?

6 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Sanderson Farms' stock. Their forecasts range from $135.00 to $168.00. On average, they expect Sanderson Farms' share price to reach $148.67 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.1% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Sanderson Farms.

Has Sanderson Farms been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about SAFM stock has been trending somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog 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 media sentiment score of -1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. View the latest news aboutSanderson Farms.

Are investors shorting Sanderson Farms?

Sanderson Farms saw a decrease in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,270,000 shares, a decrease of 5.2% from the April 30th total of 1,340,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 468,100 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.7 days. Approximately 6.4% of the company's shares 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), Verizon Communications (VZ), AT&T (T), Walmart (WMT), PepsiCo (PEP), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Alibaba Group (BABA), IBM (IBM) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

Who are Sanderson Farms' key executives?

Sanderson Farms' management team includes the following 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

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (10.06%), Nuance Investments LLC (4.25%), State Street Corp (4.09%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (3.60%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (3.60%) and Wellington Management Group LLP (2.93%). 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 Artemis Investment Management LLP, Artemis Investment Management LLP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Centenus Global Management LP, BlackRock Inc., Morgan Stanley, Russell Investments Group Ltd., and Deutsche Bank AG. 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 activity for Sanderson Farms.

Which institutional investors are buying Sanderson Farms stock?

SAFM stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nuance Investments LLC, Wellington Management Group LLP, Victory Capital Management Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Van ECK Associates Corp, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Janus Henderson Group PLC, and AQR Capital Management LLC. View insider buying and selling activity 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 $140.11.

How big of a company is Sanderson Farms?

Sanderson Farms has a market capitalization of $3.12 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.

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 5/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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