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How to buy J-and-J Snack Foods stock

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J & J Snack Foods Corp is a packaged foods business based in the US. J-and-J Snack Foods shares (JJSF) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. J-and-J Snack Foods employs 4,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$980.1 million.

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  3. Search for J-and-J Snack Foods. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: JJSF. 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 J-and-J Snack 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. 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 J-and-J Snack Foods, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of J-and-J Snack 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.

J-and-J Snack Foods share price

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J-and-J Snack Foods shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$104.3214 - USD$169.57
50-day moving average USD$154.5091
200-day moving average USD$144.5574
Wall St. target priceUSD$160.67
PE ratio 985.6774
Dividend yield USD$2.3 (1.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.155

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Is J-and-J Snack Foods under- or over-valued?

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

J-and-J Snack Foods's P/E ratio

J-and-J Snack 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 986x. In other words, J-and-J Snack Foods shares trade at around 986x 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.

J-and-J Snack Foods's PEG ratio

J-and-J Snack Foods's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.25. 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 J-and-J Snack 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.

J-and-J Snack Foods's EBITDA

J-and-J Snack Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$55.7 million.

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

J-and-J Snack Foods financials

Revenue TTM USD$980.1 million
Operating margin TTM 0.25%
Gross profit TTM USD$238.4 million
Return on assets TTM 0.15%
Return on equity TTM 0.37%
Profit margin 0.31%
Book value $42.64
Market capitalisation USD$2.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting J-and-J Snack Foods shares

There are currently 1.1 million J-and-J Snack Foods shares held short by investors – that's known as J-and-J Snack Foods's "short interest". This figure is 10.6% up from 966,175 last month.

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

J-and-J Snack Foods's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

J-and-J Snack Foods's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of J-and-J Snack Foods shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of J-and-J Snack Foods shares traded daily (recently around 144615.1556157). J-and-J Snack Foods's SIR currently stands at 7.39. In other words for every 100,000 J-and-J Snack Foods shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7390 shares are currently held short.

However J-and-J Snack Foods's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of J-and-J Snack Foods shares, or, against the total number of tradable J-and-J Snack Foods shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case J-and-J Snack Foods's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 J-and-J Snack Foods shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0863% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable J-and-J Snack Foods shares, roughly 86 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 J-and-J Snack Foods.

Find out more about how you can short J-and-J Snack Foods stock.

J-and-J Snack Foods share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 595.85% of net profits

Recently J-and-J Snack Foods has paid out, on average, around 595.85% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.53% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), J-and-J Snack Foods shareholders could enjoy a 1.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In J-and-J Snack Foods's case, that would currently equate to about $2.3 per share.

J-and-J Snack 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.

J-and-J Snack Foods's most recent dividend payout was on 13 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have J-and-J Snack Foods's shares ever split?

J-and-J Snack Foods's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 6 January 2006. 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 J-and-J Snack Foods shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for J-and-J Snack Foods shares which in turn could have impacted J-and-J Snack Foods's share price.

J-and-J Snack Foods share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, J-and-J Snack Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as $104.3214 up to $169.57. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JJSF.US volatility(beta: 0.56)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while J-and-J Snack Foods's is 0.5608. This would suggest that J-and-J Snack Foods's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

J-and-J Snack Foods overview

J & J Snack Foods Corp. manufactures, markets, and distributes various nutritional snack foods and beverages to the food service and retail supermarket industries in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. It operates in three segments: Food Service, Retail Supermarkets, and Frozen Beverages. The company offers soft pretzels under the SUPERPRETZEL, PRETZEL FILLERS, PRETZELFILS, GOURMET TWISTS, MR. TWISTER, SOFT PRETZEL BITES, SOFTSTIX, SOFT PRETZEL BUNS, TEXAS TWIST, BAVARIAN BAKERY, SUPERPRETZEL BAVARIAN, NEW YORK PRETZEL, KIM & SCOTT'S GOURMET PRETZELS, SERIOUSLY TWISTED!, BRAUHAUS, AUNTIE ANNE'S, and LABRIOLA, as well as under the private labels. It also provides frozen juice treats and desserts under the LUIGI'S, WHOLE FRUIT, PHILLY SWIRL, SOUR PATCH, ICEE, and MINUTE MAID brands; churros under the TIO PEPE'S and CALIFORNIA CHURROS brands; and dough enrobed handheld products under the SUPREME STUFFERS and SWEET STUFFERS brands. In addition, the company offers bakery products, including biscuits, fig and fruit bars, cookies, breads, rolls, crumb, muffins, and donuts under the MRS. GOODCOOKIE, READI-BAKE, COUNTRY HOME, MARY B'S, DADDY RAY'S, and HILL & VALLEY brands, as well as under private labels; and frozen beverages under the ICEE, SLUSH PUPPIE, and PARROT ICE brands. J & J Snack Foods Corp. sells its products through a network of food brokers, independent sales distributors, and direct sales force. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

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