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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 0.00.

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Cal-Maine Foods share price

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Cal-Maine Foods shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$35.94 - $46.62
50-day moving average $39.95
200-day moving average $38.92
Wall St. target price$45.33
PE ratio 27.3071
Dividend yield $0.034 (9.12%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.37

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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 27x. In other words, Cal-Maine Foods shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

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 $124.5 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 $1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.47%
Gross profit TTM $182.5 million
Return on assets TTM 3.46%
Return on equity TTM 6.8%
Profit margin 4.6%
Book value $20.81
Market capitalisation $1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cal-Maine Foods shares

There are currently 5.2 million Cal-Maine Foods shares held short by investors – that's known as Cal-Maine Foods's "short interest". This figure is 2.8% up from 5.1 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 353346.6440678). Cal-Maine Foods's SIR currently stands at 14.75. In other words for every 100,000 Cal-Maine Foods shares traded daily on the market, roughly 14750 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 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cal-Maine Foods shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.2181% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cal-Maine Foods shares, roughly 218 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

2%

Dividend payout ratio: 2.48% of net profits

Recently Cal-Maine Foods has paid out, on average, around 2.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cal-Maine Foods shareholders could enjoy a 0.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cal-Maine Foods's case, that would currently equate to about $0.034 per share.

While Cal-Maine Foods's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Cal-Maine Foods is investing more in its future growth.

Cal-Maine Foods's most recent dividend payout was on 12 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Cal-Maine Foods's shares ever split?

Cal-Maine Foods's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 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 $35.9376 up to $46.6156. 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 -0.1704. 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. .

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