Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Valuation Now: Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ: SAFM)

Valuation Now: Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ: SAFM)


Sanderson Farms is in the consumer packaged goods industry and is in the consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is Joe F. Sanderson. Sanderson Farms Inc is engaged in dressed chicken processing as well as producing and selling a variety of fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products to grocers, food-service operators, and distributors.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The SAFM stock showed a previous change of 0.65% with an open at 149.56 and a close of 150.87. It reached an intraday high of 151.66 and a low of 148.62.

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The stock has a market cap of $3.3b with 22.2m shares outstanding, of which the float is 20.3m shares. Trading volume reached 383,444 shares compared to its average volume of 441,251 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Sanderson Farms shares returned -1.20% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 17.77%. Over three months, it changed 25.35%. In one year it has changed 34.79% and within that year its 52-week high was 154.82 and its 52-week low was 93.98. SAFM stock is 60.53% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 113.64 and a 50 day moving average of 136.34. Currently SAFM stock is trading 32.77% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.7 that ended on 31st of October 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 55.88. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is -1.82. The TTM EPS is -0.11. Historically, the PE high was 55.88 and the PE low was -1.00. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 0.11, which is a decrease of -99.93%.

The dividend per share is currently 1.28, which is a dividend yield of 0.85%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 49.35, which means it may be overvalued by -205.72%

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 0.79

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -0.57%, return on assets is -0.47%, profit margin is -1.75%, price-to-sales is 1.39 and price-to-book is 2.44.

Company Scores:

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

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