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How to buy The JMSmucker Company stock | $118.06

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The J. M. Smucker Company is a packaged foods business based in the US. The JMSmucker Company shares (SJM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The JMSmucker Company employs 7,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.1 billion.

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The JMSmucker Company share price

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The JMSmucker Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-04.
Latest market closeUSD$118.06
52-week rangeUSD$89.7893 - USD$122.7617
50-day moving average USD$116.1191
200-day moving average USD$112.5311
Wall St. target priceUSD$119.6
PE ratio 15.0725
Dividend yield USD$3.6 (3.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$7.728

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The JMSmucker Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $118.06 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-06) -0.27%
1 month (2020-12-15) 4.05%
3 months (2020-10-16) 0.15%
6 months (2020-07-14) 10.14%
1 year (2020-01-14) 13.08%
2 years (2019-01-14) 15.03%
3 years (2018-01-12) 123.43
5 years (2016-01-14) 120.3

Is The JMSmucker Company under- or over-valued?

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

The JMSmucker Company's P/E ratio

The JMSmucker Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, The JMSmucker Company shares trade at around 15x 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.

The JMSmucker Company's PEG ratio

The JMSmucker Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 27.2938. 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 The JMSmucker Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The JMSmucker Company's EBITDA

The JMSmucker Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.9 billion.

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

The JMSmucker Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$8.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.78%
Gross profit TTM USD$3 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.32%
Return on equity TTM 10.61%
Profit margin 10.92%
Book value $74.629
Market capitalisation USD$13.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The JMSmucker Company shares

There are currently 8.2 million The JMSmucker Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The JMSmucker Company's "short interest". This figure is 9% up from 7.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The JMSmucker Company shares can be evaluated.

The JMSmucker Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The JMSmucker Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The JMSmucker Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The JMSmucker Company shares traded daily (recently around 769310.12183693). The JMSmucker Company's SIR currently stands at 10.67. In other words for every 100,000 The JMSmucker Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10670 shares are currently held short.

However The JMSmucker Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The JMSmucker Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The JMSmucker Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The JMSmucker Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The JMSmucker Company shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0843% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The JMSmucker Company shares, roughly 84 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against The JMSmucker Company.

Find out more about how you can short The JMSmucker Company stock.

The JMSmucker Company'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 The JMSmucker Company.

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

The JMSmucker Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 31.77

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The JMSmucker Company's overall score of 31.77 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 52nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The JMSmucker Company 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.).

The JMSmucker Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 17.73/100

The JMSmucker Company's environmental score of 17.73 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The JMSmucker Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The JMSmucker Company's social score

Social score: 15.35/100

The JMSmucker Company's social score of 15.35 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The JMSmucker Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

The JMSmucker Company's governance score

Governance score: 9.69/100

The JMSmucker Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The JMSmucker Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The JMSmucker Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The J. M. Smucker Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 31.77
Total ESG percentile 51.94
Environmental score 17.73
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 15.35
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 9.69
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

The JMSmucker Company share dividends

37%

Dividend payout ratio: 36.78% of net profits

Recently The JMSmucker Company has paid out, on average, around 36.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The JMSmucker Company shareholders could enjoy a 3.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The JMSmucker Company's case, that would currently equate to about $3.6 per share.

While The JMSmucker Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that The JMSmucker Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The JMSmucker Company's most recent dividend payout was on 1 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The JMSmucker Company's shares ever split?

The JMSmucker Company's shares were split on 3 June 2002. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The JMSmucker Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new INF% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for The JMSmucker Company shares which in turn could have impacted The JMSmucker Company's share price.

The JMSmucker Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The JMSmucker Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $89.7893 up to $122.7617. 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 The JMSmucker Company's is 0.2614. This would suggest that The JMSmucker Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

The JMSmucker Company overview

The J. M. Smucker Company manufactures and markets food and beverage products worldwide. It operates in four segments: U.S. Retail Pet Foods, U.S. Retail Coffee, U.S. Retail Consumer Foods, and International and Away From Home. The company offers pet food and snacks; mainstream roast, ground, single serve, and premium coffee; peanut butter and specialty spreads; fruit spreads, shortening and oils, and frozen sandwiches and snacks; and foodservice hot beverage, foodservice portion control, and flour products, as well as dog and cat food, frozen handheld products, portion control products, juices and beverages, and baking mixes and ingredients. It provides its products under the Meow Mix, Kibbles ?n Bits, 9Lives, Nature's Recipe, Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, Rachael Ray Nutrish, Natural Balance, Folgers, Café Bustelo, Dunkin' Donuts, 1850, Jif, Smucker's, Smucker's Uncrustables, Crisco, Robin Hood, and Five Roses brands. The company sells its products through direct sales and brokers to food retailers and wholesalers, club stores, discount and dollar stores, online retailers, pet specialty stores, natural foods stores and distributors, drug stores, military commissaries, and mass merchandisers; and through retail channels, and foodservice distributors and operators. The J. M. Smucker Company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Orrville, Ohio.

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