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How to buy Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Cal-Maine Foods shares.
Cal-Maine Foods is a farm products business based in the US. Cal-Maine Foods stocks (CALM.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $35.77 – an increase of 6.93% over the previous week. Cal-Maine Foods employs 3,151 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.4 billion.
How to buy shares in Cal-Maine Foods
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – CALM – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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Is it a good time to buy Cal-Maine Foods stock?
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Cal-Maine Foods?
- Has coronavirus impacted Cal-Maine Foods shares?
- Cal-Maine Foods shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Cal-Maine Foods stock a buy or sell?
- Cal-Maine Foods performance over time
- Are Cal-Maine Foods shares over-valued?
- Cal-Maine Foods's financials
- How volatile are Cal-Maine Foods shares?
- Does Cal-Maine Foods pay a dividend?
- Have Cal-Maine Foods shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Cal-Maine Foods's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Cal-Maine Foods's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $41.8, which is 10.07% up on its pre-crash value of $37.59 and 35.98% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $30.74.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Cal-Maine Foods stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $1,081.86 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,159.53.
Cal-Maine Foods stock price (NASDAQ:CALM)Use our graph to track the performance of CALM stocks over time.
Cal-Maine Foods shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$41.80|
|52-week range||$33.85 - $43.20|
|50-day moving average||$37.14|
|200-day moving average||$36.56|
|Wall St. target price||$36.25|
|Dividend yield||$0.034 (0.09%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-0.16|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Cal-Maine Foods price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-12)||6.93%|
|1 month (2021-12-17)||15.69%|
|3 months (2021-10-19)||17.32%|
|6 months (2021-07-19)||20.15%|
|1 year (2021-01-19)||14.90%|
|2 years (2020-01-17)||6.61%|
|3 years (2019-01-18)||43.23|
|5 years (2017-01-19)||43.1|
Is Cal-Maine Foods under- or over-valued?
Valuing Cal-Maine Foods stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Cal-Maine Foods's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Cal-Maine Foods's PEG ratio
Cal-Maine Foods's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.75. 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 Cal-Maine Foods's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Cal-Maine Foods's EBITDA
Cal-Maine Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $9.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Cal-Maine Foods's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Cal-Maine Foods financials
|Revenue TTM||$1.4 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$160.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-2.79%|
|Return on equity TTM||-0.76%|
|Market capitalisation||$2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Cal-Maine Foods share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 48.57% of net profits
Recently Cal-Maine Foods has paid out, on average, around 48.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cal-Maine Foods shareholders could enjoy a 0.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cal-Maine Foods's case, that would currently equate to about $0.034 per share.
While Cal-Maine Foods's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Cal-Maine Foods may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Cal-Maine Foods's most recent dividend payout was on 12 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Cal-Maine Foods's shares ever split?
Cal-Maine Foods's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 November 2014. 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 Cal-Maine Foods shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cal-Maine Foods shares which in turn could have impacted Cal-Maine Foods's share price.
Cal-Maine Foods share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Cal-Maine Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.85 up to $43.196. 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 Cal-Maine Foods's is -0.1602. This would suggest that Cal-Maine Foods's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Cal-Maine Foods has bucked the trend.
Cal-Maine Foods overview
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, produces, grades, packages, markets, and distributes shell eggs. The company offers specialty shell eggs, such as nutritionally enhanced, cage free, organic, and brown eggs under the Egg-Land's Best, Land O' Lakes, Farmhouse, and 4-Grain brand names, as well as under private labels. It sells its products to various customers, including national and regional grocery store chains, club stores, foodservice distributors, and egg product consumers primarily in the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western, and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Ridgeland, Mississippi. .
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