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How to buy Seaboard Corporation stock

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Seaboard Corporation is a conglomerates business based in the US. Seaboard Corporation shares (SEB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Seaboard Corporation employs 13,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6.9 billion.

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  3. Search for Seaboard Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SEB. 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 Seaboard Corporation 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 Seaboard Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Seaboard Corporation. 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.

Seaboard Corporation share price

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Seaboard Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-26.
52-week range USD$2608.183 - USD$4375.3888
50-day moving average USD$3330.7576
200-day moving average USD$3020.6528
Wall St. target price USD$0.69
PE ratio 20.1468
Dividend yield USD$9 (0.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$166.015

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Is it a good time to buy Seaboard Corporation stock?

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Is Seaboard Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Seaboard Corporation's P/E ratio

Seaboard 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 20x. In other words, Seaboard Corporation shares trade at around 20x 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.

Seaboard Corporation's EBITDA

Seaboard Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$329 million.

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

Seaboard Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$6.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.66%
Gross profit TTM USD$440 million
Return on assets TTM 1.94%
Return on equity TTM 5.55%
Profit margin 2.78%
Book value $3045.369
Market capitalisation USD$3.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Seaboard Corporation shares

There are currently 5,769 Seaboard Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Seaboard Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 26.4% up from 4,565 last month.

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

Seaboard Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Seaboard Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Seaboard Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Seaboard Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1054.6617915905). Seaboard Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.47. In other words for every 100,000 Seaboard Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5470 shares are currently held short.

However Seaboard Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Seaboard Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Seaboard Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Seaboard Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Seaboard Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.023% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Seaboard Corporation shares, roughly 23 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 Seaboard Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Seaboard Corporation stock.

Seaboard Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 5.46% of net profits

Recently Seaboard Corporation has paid out, on average, around 5.46% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.28% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Seaboard Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.28% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Seaboard Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $9 per share.

While Seaboard Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Seaboard Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Seaboard Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 16 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Seaboard Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Seaboard Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2608.183 up to $4375.3888. 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 Seaboard Corporation's is 0.4904. This would suggest that Seaboard Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Seaboard Corporation overview

Seaboard Corporation operates as an agribusiness and transportation company worldwide. It operates through six segments: Pork, Commodity Trading and Milling (CT&M), Marine, Sugar and Alcohol, Power, and Turkey. The Pork segment produces and sells fresh pork products, such as loins, tenderloins, and ribs, as well as frozen pork products to further processors, foodservice operators, grocery stores, and distributors; hogs; and biodiesel. The CT&M segment sources, transports, and markets wheat, corn, soybeans, soybean meal, and other commodities; and produces wheat flour, maize meal, manufactured feed, and oilseed crush commodities. The Marine segment provides cargo shipping services in the United States, as well as in 26 countries in the Caribbean, and Central and South America. It operates a terminal and an off-port warehouse for cargo consolidation and temporary storage; and a cargo terminal facility that includes an on-dock warehouse space for temporary storage of bagged grains, resins, and other cargoes. This segment operates through a fleet of 22 chartered and 3 owned vessels; dry, refrigerated, and specialized containers; and other related equipment. The Sugar and Alcohol segment produces and sells sugar and alcohol; and generates and sells energy through its 51-megawatt cogeneration power plant that is fueled by sugarcane by-products, natural gas, and other biomass. The Power segment operates as an independent power producer that generates electricity for the power grid in the Dominican Republic. The Turkey segment produces, processes, and markets branded and non-branded turkey products to retail stores, foodservice outlets, and industrial entities, as well as exports products to Mexico and internationally. The company also processes and sells jalapeño peppers. Seaboard Corporation was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Merriam, Kansas.

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