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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SAFM. The maximum price target given was 142, implying a possible profit of 10.67 percent. The minimum price target given was 85, implying potential capital losses of -33.75 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.14 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 32.77 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.43 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 18.56 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

SAFM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 6.68 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. SAFM has a PEG ratio of 1.99.

SAFM has a 52-week high of 129.50 and a 52-week low of 74.07. Currently the stock is 73.23 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 0.92 percent. SAFM has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2.87 billion. SAFM's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.