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How to buy Sysco Corporation (SYY) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Sysco Corporation stocks.

Sysco Corporation is a food distribution business based in the US. Sysco Corporation stocks (SYY.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $74.01 – a decrease of 3.58% over the previous week. Sysco Corporation employs 71,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $75.6 billion.

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Sysco Corporation stock price (NYSE:SYY)

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Sysco Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-05-24.
Latest market close$70.51
52-week range$69.26 - $87.15
50-day moving average $75.14
200-day moving average $78.61
Wall St. target price$86.18
PE ratio 23.4437
Dividend yield $1.96 (2.82%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.02

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Is it a good time to buy Sysco Corporation stock?

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Sysco Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $70.51 from 2023-05-25

1 week (2023-05-18) -3.66%
1 month (2023-04-27) -6.09%
3 months (2023-02-27) -6.86%
6 months (2022-11-23) -18.07%
1 year (2022-05-23) N/A
2 years (2021-05-27) -12.34%
3 years (2020-05-27) 23.81%
5 years (2018-05-25) 8.44%

Is Sysco Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 financials

Revenue TTM $75.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.56%
Gross profit TTM $12.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.47%
Return on equity TTM 104.39%
Profit margin 2.05%
Book value $3.11
Market capitalisation $35.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 8th 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.

Sysco Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 51.31% of net profits

Recently Sysco Corporation has paid out, on average, around 51.31% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.82% 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 2.82% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sysco Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.96 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 28 July 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 July 2023 (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 $69.2641 up to $87.1467. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SYY.US volatility(beta: 1.1)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 1.0975. 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, engages in the marketing and distribution of various 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 U. S. Foodservice Operations, International Foodservice Operations, SYGMA, and Other segments. The company distributes frozen food, such as meat, seafood, fully prepared entrées, fruits, vegetables, and desserts; canned and dry food products; fresh meat and seafood products; dairy products; beverages; imported specialties; and fresh produce products. 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.

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