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How to buy Pilgrims Pride Corporation stock

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Pilgrim's Pride Corporation is a packaged foods business based in the US. Pilgrims Pride Corporation shares (PPC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Pilgrims Pride Corporation employs 56,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Pilgrims Pride Corporation share price

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Pilgrims Pride Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$14.06 - $25.73
50-day moving average $24.44
200-day moving average $20.61
Wall St. target price$25.83
PE ratio 64.1558
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.39

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Is Pilgrims Pride Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Pilgrims Pride Corporation's P/E ratio

Pilgrims Pride Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 64x. In other words, Pilgrims Pride Corporation shares trade at around 64x 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.

Pilgrims Pride Corporation's PEG ratio

Pilgrims Pride Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4221. 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 Pilgrims Pride Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Pilgrims Pride Corporation's EBITDA

Pilgrims Pride Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $766.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Pilgrims Pride Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Pilgrims Pride Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $12.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.55%
Gross profit TTM $838.2 million
Return on assets TTM 3.68%
Return on equity TTM 3.72%
Profit margin 0.78%
Book value $10.53
Market capitalisation $6.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Pilgrims Pride Corporation shares

There are currently 980,310 Pilgrims Pride Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Pilgrims Pride Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 24.3% down from 1.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Pilgrims Pride Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Pilgrims Pride Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Pilgrims Pride Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Pilgrims Pride Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Pilgrims Pride Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 447630.1369863). Pilgrims Pride Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.19. In other words for every 100,000 Pilgrims Pride Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2190 shares are currently held short.

However Pilgrims Pride Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Pilgrims Pride Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Pilgrims Pride Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Pilgrims Pride Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Pilgrims Pride Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0206% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Pilgrims Pride Corporation shares, roughly 21 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Pilgrims Pride Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Pilgrims Pride Corporation stock.

Pilgrims Pride Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Pilgrims Pride Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Pilgrims Pride Corporation's shares ever split?

Pilgrims Pride Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 1 August 1999. 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 Pilgrims Pride Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Pilgrims Pride Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Pilgrims Pride Corporation's share price.

Pilgrims Pride Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pilgrims Pride Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.06 up to $25.73. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PPC.US volatility(beta: 1.13)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 Pilgrims Pride Corporation's is 1.1324. This would suggest that Pilgrims Pride Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Pilgrims Pride Corporation overview

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation produces, processes, markets, and distributes fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken and pork products to retailers, distributors, and foodservice operators in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, France, Puerto Rico, the Netherlands, rest of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and internationally. The company offers fresh chicken and pork products, including pre-marinated or non-marinated refrigerated (nonfrozen) whole or cut-up chickens; frozen whole chickens; breast and mini breast fillets; pork cuts; added value pork and pork ribs; and prepackaged case-ready chickens, such as whole chickens and chicken parts. It also provides prepared chicken products comprising portion-controlled breast fillets, tenderloins and strips, delicatessen products, salads, formed nuggets and patties, and bone-in chicken parts; and exported chicken and pork products primarily consist of whole chickens and chicken parts sold either refrigerated for distributors in the U. S. or frozen for distribution to export markets and primary pork cuts, hog heads, and trotters frozen for distribution to export markets. The company offers its products under the Pilgrim's, Just BARE, Gold'n Pump, Gold Kist, County Pride Chicken, Pierce Chicken, Pilgrim's Mexico, County Post, Savoro, To-Ricos, Del Dia, Moy Park, and O'Kane brands. Pilgrim's Pride Corporation sells its products to the foodservice market principally consists of chain restaurants, food processors, broad-line distributors, and other institutions; and retail market, which comprise primarily grocery store chains, wholesale clubs, and other retail distributors.

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