Riding the Trend or Protecting Profits | Sanderson Farms Inc. (SAFM)


Sanderson Farms Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) went up by 3.43% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $179.45. The company’s stock price has collected 0.69% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 9 hours ago that Sanderson Farms Issues Statement

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Is It Worth Investing in Sanderson Farms Inc. (NASDAQ :SAFM) Right Now?

Plus, the 36-month beta value for SAFM is at 0.60. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 3 analysts out of 9 who provided ratings for Sanderson Farms Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 6 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $135.75, which is $11.52 above the current price. SAFM currently public float of 19.95M and currently shorts hold a 5.26% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of SAFM was 228.17K shares.

SAFM’s Market Performance

SAFM stocks went up by 0.69% for the week, with a monthly jump of 7.58% and a quarterly performance of 13.83%, while its annual performance rate touched -16.26%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 5.82% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.38% for Sanderson Farms Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 2.39% for SAFM stocks with a simple moving average of 0.95% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of SAFM

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for SAFM stocks, with Goldman repeating the rating for SAFM by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for SAFM in the upcoming period, according to Goldman is $139 based on the research report published on September 10th of the current year 2020.

Credit Suisse gave a rating of “Neutral” to SAFM, setting the target price at $100 in the report published on August 05th of the current year.

SAFM Trading at 4.66% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought SAFM to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -29.28% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.38%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 5.82%, as shares surge +6.20% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +10.40% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, SAFM rose by +0.69%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -22.03% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $124.32. In addition, Sanderson Farms Inc. saw -27.98% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at SAFM starting from Bierbusse John, who sale 3,000 shares at the price of $120.69 back on Aug 28. After this action, Bierbusse John now owns 8,820 shares of Sanderson Farms Inc., valued at $362,070 using the latest closing price.

LIVINGSTON PHIL K, the Director of Sanderson Farms Inc., sale 700 shares at $125.99 during a trade that took place back on Jun 04, which means that LIVINGSTON PHIL K is holding 8,771 shares at $88,196 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for SAFM

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +2.25 for the present operating margin
  • +7.91 for the gross margin

The net margin for Sanderson Farms Inc. stands at +1.53. The total capital return value is set at 5.41, while invested capital returns managed to touch 3.67. Equity return is now at value -2.70, with -2.00 for asset returns.

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Based on Sanderson Farms Inc. (SAFM), the company’s capital structure generated 3.88 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 3.73. Total debt to assets is 2.97, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 3.88. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 3.73.

When we switch over and look at the enterrpise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.97, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.02. The receivables turnover for the company is 25.69 and the total asset turnover is 1.95. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.69.

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