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How to buy Sanderson Farms (SAFM) stock
Learn how to easily invest in Sanderson Farms stock.
Sanderson Farms, Inc is a packaged foods business based in the US. Sanderson Farms shares (SAFM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sanderson Farms employs 17,445 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
How to buy shares in Sanderson Farms
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- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – SAFM – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- SAFM shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is SAFM stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short SAFM shares?
- Are SAFM shares over-valued?
- Sanderson Farms's financials
- How volatile are SAFM shares?
- Does Sanderson Farms pay a dividend?
- Have SAFM shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Sanderson Farms stock price (NASDAQ: SAFM)Use our graph to track the performance of SAFM stocks over time.
Sanderson Farms shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$162.75|
|52-week range||$107.54 - $195.25|
|50-day moving average||$176.92|
|200-day moving average||$160.81|
|Wall St. target price||$182.33|
|Dividend yield||$1.64 (0.9%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.51|
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Sanderson Farms price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-16)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-25)||-16.13%|
|3 months (2021-04-27)||1.94%|
|6 months (2021-01-23)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-23)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-23)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-23)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-23)||N/A|
Is Sanderson Farms under- or over-valued?
Valuing Sanderson Farms stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sanderson Farms's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Sanderson Farms's P/E ratio
Sanderson Farms's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Sanderson Farms shares trade at around 24x 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.
Sanderson Farms's PEG ratio
Sanderson Farms's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.64. 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 Sanderson Farms's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Sanderson Farms's EBITDA
Sanderson Farms's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $434.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Sanderson Farms's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Sanderson Farms financials
|Revenue TTM||$3.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||6.89%|
|Gross profit TTM||$217.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||8.54%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.6%|
|Market capitalisation||$4.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Sanderson Farms shares
There are currently 321,617 Sanderson Farms shares held short by investors – that's known as Sanderson Farms's "short interest". This figure is 7.9% down from 349,059 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Sanderson Farms shares can be evaluated.
Sanderson Farms's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Sanderson Farms's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sanderson Farms shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sanderson Farms shares traded daily (recently around 265799.17355372). Sanderson Farms's SIR currently stands at 1.21. In other words for every 100,000 Sanderson Farms shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1210 shares are currently held short.
However Sanderson Farms's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sanderson Farms shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sanderson Farms shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sanderson Farms's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sanderson Farms shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.016% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sanderson Farms shares, roughly 16 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 Sanderson Farms.
Find out more about how you can short Sanderson Farms stock.
Sanderson Farms share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 21.99% of net profits
Recently Sanderson Farms has paid out, on average, around 21.99% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.97% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sanderson Farms shareholders could enjoy a 0.97% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sanderson Farms's case, that would currently equate to about $1.64 per share.
While Sanderson Farms's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Sanderson Farms is investing more in its future growth.
Sanderson Farms's most recent dividend payout was on 17 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Sanderson Farms's shares ever split?
Sanderson Farms's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 26 February 2004. 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 Sanderson Farms shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sanderson Farms shares which in turn could have impacted Sanderson Farms's share price.
Sanderson Farms share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Sanderson Farms's shares have ranged in value from as little as $107.5366 up to $195.25. 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 Sanderson Farms's is 0.6692. This would suggest that Sanderson Farms's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Sanderson Farms overview
Sanderson Farms, Inc. , an integrated poultry processing company, produces, processes, markets, and distributes fresh, frozen, and prepared chicken products in the United States. The company sells ice-packed, chill-packed, bulk-packed, and frozen chicken primarily under the Sanderson Farms brand name to retailers, distributors, and casual dining operators in the southeastern, southwestern, northeastern, and western United States, as well as to customers who resell frozen chicken into export markets. Its prepared chicken product line includes institutional and consumer packaged partially cooked or marinated chicken items for distributors and food service establishments. Sanderson Farms, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Laurel, Mississippi. .
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Sanderson Farms is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 9.838% of Sanderson Farms shares are held by insiders and 82.124% by institutions. How many people work for Sanderson Farms?
Latest data suggests 17,445 work at Sanderson Farms. When does the fiscal year end for Sanderson Farms?
Sanderson Farms's fiscal year ends in October. Where is Sanderson Farms based?
Sanderson Farms's address is: 127 Flynt Road, Laurel, MS, United States, 39443 What is Sanderson Farms's ISIN number?
Sanderson Farms's international securities identification number is: US8000131040 What is Sanderson Farms's CUSIP number?
Sanderson Farms's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 800013104
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