Flowers Foods, Inc is a packaged foods business based in the US. Flowers Foods shares (FLO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Flowers Foods employs 9,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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- FLO shares summary
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- Is FLO stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short FLO shares?
- Are FLO shares over-valued?
- Flowers Foods's financials
- How volatile are FLO shares?
- Does Flowers Foods pay a dividend?
- Have FLO shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Flowers Foods stock price (NYSE: FLO)Use our graph to track the performance of FLO stocks over time.
Flowers Foods shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$24.09|
|52-week range||$21.16 - $25.27|
|50-day moving average||$24.08|
|200-day moving average||$23.65|
|Wall St. target price||$24.83|
|Dividend yield||$0.8 (3.34%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.09|
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Flowers Foods price performance over time
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|1 month (2021-07-02)||-0.66%|
|3 months (2021-05-03)||-0.58%|
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|2 years (2019-07-30)||N/A|
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Is Flowers Foods under- or over-valued?
Valuing Flowers Foods stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Flowers Foods's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Flowers Foods's P/E ratio
Flowers 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 22x. In other words, Flowers Foods shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Flowers Foods's PEG ratio
Flowers Foods's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 14.76. 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 Flowers 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.
Flowers Foods's EBITDA
Flowers Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $488 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Flowers Foods's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Flowers Foods financials
|Revenue TTM||$4.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.44%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.85%|
|Return on equity TTM||16.81%|
|Market capitalisation||$5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Flowers Foods shares
There are currently 10.8 million Flowers Foods shares held short by investors – that's known as Flowers Foods's "short interest". This figure is 8.8% down from 11.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Flowers Foods shares can be evaluated.
Flowers Foods's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Flowers Foods's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Flowers Foods shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Flowers Foods shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Flowers Foods's SIR currently stands at 8.83. In other words for every 100,000 Flowers Foods shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8830 shares are currently held short.
However Flowers Foods's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Flowers Foods shares, or, against the total number of tradable Flowers Foods shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Flowers Foods's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Flowers Foods shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0547% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Flowers Foods shares, roughly 55 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Flowers Foods.
Find out more about how you can short Flowers Foods stock.
Flowers Foods share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 61.83% of net profits
Recently Flowers Foods has paid out, on average, around 61.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.52% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Flowers Foods shareholders could enjoy a 3.52% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Flowers Foods's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.
Flowers Foods's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Flowers Foods's most recent dividend payout was on 23 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Flowers Foods's shares ever split?
Flowers Foods's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 19 June 2013. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Flowers Foods shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Flowers Foods shares which in turn could have impacted Flowers Foods's share price.
Flowers Foods share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Flowers Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.1554 up to $25.2653. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Flowers Foods's is 0.2715. This would suggest that Flowers Foods's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Flowers Foods overview
Flowers Foods, Inc. produces and markets packaged bakery products in the United States. It offers fresh breads, buns, rolls, snack cakes, and tortillas, as well as frozen breads and rolls under the Nature's Own, Dave's Killer Bread, Wonder, Canyon Bakehouse, Mrs. Freshley's, and Tastykake brand names. The company distributes its products through a direct-store-delivery distribution and a warehouse delivery system, as well as operates 46 bakeries comprising 44 owned and 2 leased. Its customers include mass merchandisers, supermarkets and other retailers, convenience stores, national and regional restaurants, quick-serve chains, retail in-store bakeries, foodservice distributors, food wholesalers, institutions, dollar stores, and vending companies. The company was formerly known as Flowers Industries and changed its name to Flowers Foods, Inc.
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Flowers Foods in the news
Analysts Estimate Flowers Foods (FLO) to Report a Decline in Earnings: What to Look Out for
Flowers Foods Announces Second Quarter 2021 Results Conference Call and Webcast
Flowers Foods Announces Second Quarter 2021 Results Conference Call and Webcast
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Flowers Foods is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 7.328% of Flowers Foods shares are held by insiders and 68.577% by institutions. How many people work for Flowers Foods?
Latest data suggests 9,200 work at Flowers Foods. When does the fiscal year end for Flowers Foods?
Flowers Foods's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Flowers Foods based?
Flowers Foods's address is: 1919 Flowers Circle, Thomasville, GA, United States, 31757 What is Flowers Foods's ISIN number?
Flowers Foods's international securities identification number is: US3434981011 What is Flowers Foods's CUSIP number?
Flowers Foods's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 343498101
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