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How to buy Sysco Corporation stock

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Sysco Corporation is a food distribution business based in the US. Sysco Corporation shares (SYY) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sysco Corporation employs 57,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$52.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Sysco Corporation

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Sysco Corporation Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SYY. 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 Sysco 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 Sysco Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Sysco 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.

Sysco Corporation share price

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Sysco Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
52-week rangeUSD$26 - USD$85.98
50-day moving average USD$60.9669
200-day moving average USD$53.94
Wall St. target priceUSD$66.5
PE ratio 152.4286
Dividend yield USD$1.8 (2.97%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.42

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Is it a good time to buy Sysco Corporation stock?

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Sysco Corporation price performance over time

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Is Sysco Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Sysco Corporation's P/E ratio

Sysco 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 152x. In other words, Sysco Corporation shares trade at around 152x 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.

Sysco Corporation's PEG ratio

Sysco Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9066. 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 Sysco 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.

Sysco Corporation's EBITDA

Sysco Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.4 billion.

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

Sysco Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$52.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.07%
Gross profit TTM USD$9.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.01%
Return on equity TTM 11.55%
Profit margin 0.41%
Book value $2.28
Market capitalisation USD$31.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sysco Corporation shares

There are currently 15.1 million Sysco Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Sysco Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 8.3% down from 16.4 million last month.

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

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

Sysco Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sysco Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sysco Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 3.4 million). Sysco Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.45. In other words for every 100,000 Sysco Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4450 shares are currently held short.

However Sysco Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sysco Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sysco Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sysco Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sysco Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0311% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sysco Corporation shares, roughly 31 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 Sysco Corporation.

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

Sysco Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Sysco Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Sysco Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 18.21

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Sysco Corporation's overall score of 18.21 (as at 08/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Sysco Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Sysco Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.17/100

Sysco Corporation's environmental score of 5.17 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sysco Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Sysco Corporation's social score

Social score: 7.58/100

Sysco Corporation's social score of 7.58 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sysco Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Sysco Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 7.95/100

Sysco Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Sysco Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Sysco Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Sysco Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Sysco Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Sysco Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 18.21
Total ESG percentile 9.26
Environmental score 5.17
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 7.58
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 7.95
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 2

Sysco Corporation share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 414.29% of net profits

Recently Sysco Corporation has paid out, on average, around 414.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.97% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sysco Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.97% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sysco Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.8 per share.

Sysco Corporation'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.

Sysco Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 23 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Sysco Corporation's shares ever split?

Sysco Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 December 2000. 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 Sysco Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sysco Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Sysco Corporation's share price.

Sysco Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sysco Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $26 up to $85.98. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SYY.US volatility(beta: 1.21)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Sysco Corporation's is 1.2096. This would suggest that Sysco 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).

Sysco Corporation overview

Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes a range of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and internationally. It operates through three segments: U.S. Foodservice Operations, International Foodservice Operations, SYGMA, and Other. The company distributes frozen foods, such as meats, seafood, fully prepared entrees, fruits, vegetables, and desserts; canned and dry foods; fresh meats and seafood; dairy products; beverage products; imported specialties; and fresh produce. It also supplies various non-food items, including paper products comprising disposable napkins, plates, and cups; tableware consisting of China and silverware; cookware, which include pots, pans, and utensils; restaurant and kitchen equipment and supplies; and cleaning supplies. The company serves restaurants, hospitals and nursing homes, schools and colleges, hotels and motels, industrial caterers, and other foodservice venues. As of June 27, 2020, it operated 326 distribution facilities. Sysco Corporation was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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