Analyst Ratings for Sanderson Farms Inc. (SAFM)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Sanderson Farms Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. Last month, SAFM received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 12 analysts covering the stock, 2 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 7 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 3 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SAFM. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 142, implying a possible profit of 10.67 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 85, implying potential capital losses of -33.75 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.14 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 32.77 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.43 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 18.56 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of SAFM to grow at a rate of 6.68 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of SAFM is 1.99.

SAFM has a 52-week high of 129.50 and a 52-week low of 74.07. Today's price is 73.23 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 0.92 percent. SAFM has a P/E ratio of 13.26. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SAFM value stock report compares SAFM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SAFM is $2.87 billion. SAFM's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.