Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.

How to buy Cal-Maine Foods stock | $38.15

Own Cal-Maine Foods stock in just a few minutes.


Fact checked

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc is a farm products business based in the US. Cal-Maine Foods shares (CALM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cal-Maine Foods employs 3,461 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Cal-Maine Foods

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Cal-Maine Foods. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CALM. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Cal-Maine Foods reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$38.15, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Cal-Maine Foods, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cal-Maine Foods. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Cal-Maine Foods share price

Use our graph to track the performance of CALM stocks over time.

Cal-Maine Foods shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$38.15
52-week rangeUSD$30.74 - USD$46.66
50-day moving average USD$38.6294
200-day moving average USD$40.7367
Wall St. target priceUSD$49.67
PE ratio 40.6972
Dividend yield USD$0.86 (1.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.918

Buy Cal-Maine Foods shares from these brokerages

Compare special offers, low fees and a wide range of types of investments among top trading platforms.
Name Product Stock trade fee Asset types Option trade fee Annual fee
Sofi Invest
Stocks, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
A free way to invest in stocks, ETFs and crypto.
Stocks, Options, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
Make unlimited commission-free trades in stocks, funds, and options with Robinhood Financial.
$0 for US stocks
Stocks, Options, ETFs
Trade stocks on the US, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen markets.
TD Ameritrade
or $25 broker-assisted
$0 + $0.65/contract,
or $25 broker-assisted
TD Ameritrade features $0 commission for online stock, but watch out for high short-term ETF and broker-assisted trading fees.

Compare up to 4 providers

The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.

Is it a good time to buy Cal-Maine Foods stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.

Cal-Maine Foods price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $38.15 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-09) N/A
1 month (2020-12-18) 4.35%
3 months (2020-10-20) 0.03%
6 months (2020-07-17) -13.73%
1 year (2020-01-17) -2.70%
2 years (2019-01-18) -11.75%
3 years (2018-01-18) 43.4
5 years (2016-01-16) N/A

Is Cal-Maine Foods under- or over-valued?

Valuing Cal-Maine Foods stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Cal-Maine Foods's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Cal-Maine Foods's P/E ratio

Cal-Maine Foods's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, Cal-Maine Foods shares trade at around 41x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Cal-Maine Foods's PEG ratio

Cal-Maine Foods's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.75. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Cal-Maine Foods's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Cal-Maine Foods's EBITDA

Cal-Maine Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$99 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Cal-Maine Foods's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Cal-Maine Foods financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.83%
Gross profit TTM USD$182.5 million
Return on assets TTM 2.19%
Return on equity TTM 4.61%
Profit margin 3.19%
Book value $20.338
Market capitalisation USD$1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cal-Maine Foods shares

There are currently 4.9 million Cal-Maine Foods shares held short by investors – that's known as Cal-Maine Foods's "short interest". This figure is 9.2% up from 4.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Cal-Maine Foods shares can be evaluated.

Cal-Maine Foods's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cal-Maine Foods's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cal-Maine Foods shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cal-Maine Foods shares traded daily (recently around 310006.60377358). Cal-Maine Foods's SIR currently stands at 15.9. In other words for every 100,000 Cal-Maine Foods shares traded daily on the market, roughly 15900 shares are currently held short.

However Cal-Maine Foods's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cal-Maine Foods shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cal-Maine Foods shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cal-Maine Foods's short interest could be expressed as 0.1% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cal-Maine Foods shares in existence, roughly 100 shares are currently held short) or 0.207% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cal-Maine Foods shares, roughly 207 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Cal-Maine Foods.

Find out more about how you can short Cal-Maine Foods stock.

Cal-Maine Foods share dividends

We're not expecting Cal-Maine Foods to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Cal-Maine Foods's shares ever split?

Cal-Maine Foods's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 November 2014. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Cal-Maine Foods shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cal-Maine Foods shares which in turn could have impacted Cal-Maine Foods's share price.

Cal-Maine Foods share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cal-Maine Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as $30.74 up to $46.66. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Cal-Maine Foods's is -0.1837. This would suggest that Cal-Maine Foods's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Cal-Maine Foods has bucked the trend.

Cal-Maine Foods overview

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. produces, grades, packages, markets, and distributes shell eggs. The company offers specialty shell eggs, such as nutritionally enhanced, cage free, organic, and brown eggs under the Egg-Land's Best, Land O' Lakes, Farmhouse, and 4-Grain brand names, as well as under private labels. It sells its products to various customers, including national and regional grocery store chains, club stores, foodservice distributors, and egg product consumers primarily in the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western, and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The company was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi.

Frequently asked questions

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site