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

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$53.57 +0.67 (+1.27 %)
(As of 08/19/2018 03:28 AM ET)
Previous Close$53.57
Today's Range$52.94 - $53.72
52-Week Range$39.82 - $59.58
Volume734,576 shs
Average Volume1.18 million shs
Market Capitalization$25.62 billion
P/E Ratio36.20
Dividend Yield1.18%
Brown-Forman Co. Class B logoBrown-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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.78
Current Ratio3.11
Quick Ratio1.43


Trailing P/E Ratio36.20
Forward P/E Ratio30.10
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.25 billion
Price / Sales7.94
Cash Flow$1.6352 per share
Price / Cash32.76
Book Value$2.74 per share
Price / Book19.55


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.48
Net Income$717 million
Net Margins18.00%
Return on Equity53.10%
Return on Assets14.98%


Outstanding Shares481,110,000
Market Cap$25.62 billion

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

What is Brown-Forman Co. Class B's stock symbol?

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

How often does Brown-Forman Co. Class B pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Brown-Forman Co. Class B?

Brown-Forman Co. Class B announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 6th will be given 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 1.18%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 5th. View Brown-Forman Co. Class B's Dividend History.

When did Brown-Forman Co. Class B's stock split? How did Brown-Forman Co. Class B's stock split work?

Shares of Brown-Forman Co. Class B split before market open on Wednesday, February 28th 2018. The 5-4 split was announced on Tuesday, January 23rd 2018. The newly issued shares were payable to shareholders after the market closes on Tuesday, February 27th 2018. An investor that had 100 shares of Brown-Forman Co. Class B stock prior to the split would have 125 shares after the split.

How were Brown-Forman Co. Class B's earnings last quarter?

Brown-Forman Co. Class B (NYSE:BF.B) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, June, 6th. The company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.01. The business earned $733 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $754.56 million. Brown-Forman Co. Class B had a return on equity of 53.10% and a net margin of 18.00%. Brown-Forman Co. Class B's revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.30 EPS. View Brown-Forman Co. Class B's Earnings History.

When is Brown-Forman Co. Class B's next earnings date?

Brown-Forman Co. Class B is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August, 29th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Brown-Forman Co. Class B.

What guidance has Brown-Forman Co. Class B issued on next quarter's earnings?

Brown-Forman Co. Class B updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, June, 6th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.75-1.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.83. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.44-3.48 billion (+6-7%), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.46 billion.

What price target have analysts set for BF.B?

12 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Brown-Forman Co. Class B's stock. Their forecasts range from $36.80 to $65.00. On average, they expect Brown-Forman Co. Class B's stock price to reach $49.6667 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for Brown-Forman Co. Class B.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Brown-Forman Co. Class B?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Brown-Forman Co. Class B in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 9 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Brown-Forman Co. Class B.

Who are some of Brown-Forman Co. Class B's key competitors?

Who are Brown-Forman Co. Class B's key executives?

Brown-Forman Co. Class B'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)

Has Brown-Forman Co. Class B been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about BF.B stock has trended positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brown-Forman Co. Class B earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern's scale. They also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.56 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for Brown-Forman Co. Class B.

How do I buy shares of Brown-Forman Co. Class B?

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 Co. Class B's stock price today?

One share of BF.B stock can currently be purchased for approximately $53.57.

How big of a company is Brown-Forman Co. Class B?

Brown-Forman Co. Class B has a market capitalization of $25.62 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 Co. Class B employs 4,800 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Brown-Forman Co. Class B?

Brown-Forman Co. Class B'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 Co. Class B (NYSE BF.B)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  234 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  370 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  604
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This page was last updated on 8/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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