NYSE:BF.B - Brown-Forman Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$48.57 +0.54 (+1.12 %)
(As of 11/18/2018 02:47 AM ET)
Previous Close$48.57
Today's Range$47.93 - $49.18
52-Week Range$45.63 - $59.58
Volume1.23 million shs
Average Volume1.33 million shs
Market Capitalization$22.70 billion
P/E Ratio32.82
Dividend Yield1.34%
Beta0.84
Brown-Forman Corporation is a spirit and wine company. The Company manufactures, bottles, imports, exports, markets and sells a range of alcoholic beverages. The Company has a portfolio of approximately 40 spirit, wine and ready-to-drink cocktail (RTD) brands. Its principal brands include Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel's RTDs, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Collection, Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select, Jack Daniel's Winter Jack, Jack Daniel's No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey, Finlandia Vodkas, Finlandia RTDs, Korbel California Brandy, Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbons, el Jimador Tequilas, el Jimador New Mix RTDs, Herradura Tequilas, Canadian Mist Canadian Whisky, Sonoma-Cutrer California Wines, Early Times Kentucky Whisky and Bourbon, Chambord Liqueur, Old Forester Kentucky Bourbon, Antiguo Tequila, Pepe Lopez Tequila, Santa Dose Cachaca and Collingwood Canadian Whisky.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Beverages
Sub-IndustryDistillers & Vintners
SectorConsumer Staples
Current SymbolNYSE:BF.B
Previous Symbol
CUSIP11563720
Phone502-585-1100

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.69
Current Ratio3.02
Quick Ratio1.35

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio32.82
Forward P/E Ratio28.91
P/E Growth3.12

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.25 billion
Price / Sales7.19
Cash Flow$1.6737 per share
Price / Cash29.02
Book Value$2.74 per share
Price / Book17.73

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.48
Net Income$717 million
Net Margins19.34%
Return on Equity55.19%
Return on Assets15.25%

Miscellaneous

Employees4,800
Outstanding Shares481,110,000
Market Cap$22.70 billion
OptionableNot Optionable

Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Brown-Forman's stock symbol?

Brown-Forman trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BF.B."

How often does Brown-Forman pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Brown-Forman?

Brown-Forman announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.158 per share on Monday, October 1st. This represents a $0.63 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 5th. View Brown-Forman's Dividend History.

When did Brown-Forman's stock split? How did Brown-Forman's stock split work?

Shares of Brown-Forman split on the morning of Wednesday, February 28th 2018. The 5-4 split was announced on Tuesday, January 23rd 2018. The newly issued shares were distributed to shareholders after the closing bell on Tuesday, February 27th 2018. An investor that had 100 shares of Brown-Forman stock prior to the split would have 125 shares after the split.

How were Brown-Forman's earnings last quarter?

Brown-Forman Co. (NYSE:BF.B) released its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 29th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.39 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $766 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $761.97 million. Brown-Forman had a net margin of 19.34% and a return on equity of 55.19%. The company's revenue was up 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.46 EPS. View Brown-Forman's Earnings History.

When is Brown-Forman's next earnings date?

Brown-Forman is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, December 5th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Brown-Forman.

What guidance has Brown-Forman issued on next quarter's earnings?

Brown-Forman issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 29th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.65-1.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.80. The company issued revenue guidance of +6-7% to ~$3.4-3.43 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.41 billion.

What price target have analysts set for BF.B?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Brown-Forman's shares. Their predictions range from $48.80 to $65.00. On average, they anticipate Brown-Forman's share price to reach $56.2667 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 15.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Brown-Forman.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Brown-Forman?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Brown-Forman in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Brown-Forman.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Brown-Forman stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Brown-Forman stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Brown-Forman surpassed the industry in the last three months driven by a robust surprise trend with fifth straight earnings beat in first-quarter fiscal 2019. The company is gaining from solid growth in underlying sales, improved margins, continued momentum in focus categories and strength in American whiskey. Further, it is confident of capitalizing on its American Whiskey strategy while benefiting from investments in its brands’ portfolio. Despite a strong start to fiscal 2019, the company trimmed earnings view for fiscal 2019 reflecting the anticipated impacts of Trump’s tariffs on operating income. Trump’s 25% increase in tariffs on imported American whiskey is likely to raise the price of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee in the European Union. This may hurt the demand for Jack Daniel’s whiskey in Europe, which accounts for nearly one-fourth of its revenues. Nevertheless, estimates have been stable lately." (10/3/2018)
  • 2. Pivotal Research analysts commented, "We think in some ways this is an increase in brand investment as the company does not plan to pass through the tariff in pricing immediately or in full." (8/29/2018)

Has Brown-Forman been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about BF.B stock has trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news 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. Brown-Forman earned a media sentiment score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Brown-Forman's key competitors?

Who are Brown-Forman's key executives?

Brown-Forman's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Paul C. Varga, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer (Age 53)
  • Garvin Brown IV, Co-Chairman of the Board (Age 48)
  • Jane C. Morreau, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President (Age 58)
  • Lawson E. Whiting, Chief Operating Officer (Age 49)
  • Kirsten M. Hawley, Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President (Age 47)
  • Matthew E. Hamel, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary (Age 57)
  • Jill Ackerman Jones, Executive Vice President; President - North America and Latin America,IMEA (Age 51)
  • Mark I. McCallum, Executive Vice President,President- Jack Daniel’s Brands (Age 62)
  • Brian P. Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 44)
  • Alejandro Alvarez, Senior Vice President, Chief Production Officer (Age 49)

How do I buy shares of Brown-Forman?

Shares of BF.B 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 Brown-Forman's stock price today?

One share of BF.B stock can currently be purchased for approximately $48.57.

How big of a company is Brown-Forman?

Brown-Forman has a market capitalization of $22.70 billion and generates $3.25 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $717 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.48 on an earnings per share basis. Brown-Forman employs 4,800 workers across the globe.

What is Brown-Forman's official website?

The official website for Brown-Forman is http://www.brown-forman.com.

How can I contact Brown-Forman?

Brown-Forman's mailing address is 850 Dixie Highway, LOUISVILLE KY, 40201. The company can be reached via phone at 502-585-1100 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Brown-Forman (NYSE BF.B)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  254 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  393 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  647
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Brown-Forman and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BF.B will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BF.B will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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