Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Present Change: J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM)

Present Change: J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM)


J.M. Smucker Company is in the consumer packaged goods industry and is in the consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is Mark T. Smucker. JM Smucker Co operates in the consumer foods industry. It deals with a range of products spanning food, beverage and pet products under well-known brands such as Folgers, Crisco, Milk-Bone, and Kibbles ‘n Bits.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The SJM stock showed a previous change of -0.21% with an open at 103.34 and a close of 103.61. It reached an intraday high of 103.97 and a low of 102.43.

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The stock has a market cap of $11.8b with 113.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 111.6m shares. Trading volume reached 799,789 shares compared to its average volume of 910,055 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, J.M. Smucker Company shares returned -1.27% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 9.77%. Over three months, it changed -3.08%. In one year it has changed -17.63% and within that year its 52-week high was 133.38 and its 52-week low was 91.32. SJM stock is 13.46% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 105.92 and a 50 day moving average of 101.14. Currently SJM stock is trading -2.18% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 11.78 that ended on 30th of April 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 8.80. Based on 7 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 2.18. The TTM EPS is 7.96, which comes to a TTM PE of 13.02. Historically, the PE high was 40.00 and the PE low was 8.80. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 69.99, which is a decrease of -32.45%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
10-31-2018:  2.17
07-31-2018:  1.78
04-30-2018:  1.93
01-31-2018:  2.50

The dividend per share is currently 3.33, which is a dividend yield of 3.21%. Also, the payout ratio is 41.83%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 149.32, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 30.61%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 123.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 5,687,393, which is 5.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 4.46. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.55

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 17.89%, return on assets is 8.20%, profit margin is 9.16%, price-to-sales is 2.07 and price-to-book is 1.47.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 4  :Valuation Score
 5  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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